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Grant

  1. 1. Ulysses S. Grant 18 th President Republican 1869-1876 “ Labor disgraces no man; unfortunately you occasionally find men disgrace labor”
  2. 2. 1868 election <ul><li>VOTE AS YOU SHOT! </li></ul><ul><li>WAVING THE BLOODY SHIRT! </li></ul>
  3. 3. Now we can get some work done! <ul><li>Transcontinental Railroad-1869 </li></ul>
  4. 4. Workers <ul><li>Crocker </li></ul><ul><li>Stanford </li></ul><ul><li>Casement </li></ul><ul><li>Huntington </li></ul>
  5. 5. 15 th Amendment <ul><li>Hiram Revels-1 st black senator, takes DAVIS seat, 1870! </li></ul>
  6. 6. Yellowstone National Park-1872
  7. 7. Era of Good “Stealings!” <ul><li>Fisk-Gould-1869 </li></ul><ul><li>Credit-Mobilier-1872 </li></ul><ul><li>$72 million contracts for </li></ul><ul><li>$53 million dollars work </li></ul><ul><li>VP Schuyler Colfax in on it! </li></ul>
  8. 8. Tweed Ring- Tammany Hall <ul><li>200 million dollars taken from NY taxpayers! </li></ul><ul><li>Samuel Tilden prosecuted him </li></ul><ul><li>Caught in Spain! </li></ul>
  9. 9. Grant us another term?
  10. 10. What if… <ul><li>Horace Greeley died three weeks after the election! </li></ul><ul><li>0 electoral votes! </li></ul><ul><li>Newspaper editor and a republican who was critical of Grant </li></ul>
  11. 11. Also…Susan B. Anthony votes!
  12. 12. Women’s Christian Temperance Movement-1873
  13. 13. Comstock laws <ul><li>NO &quot;obscene, lewd, and/or lascivious&quot; materials through the mail, including contraceptive devices and information. </li></ul>Anthony Comstock U.S. Postal inspector
  14. 14. 2 nd term… “era of good stealings continue!” <ul><li>Whiskey Ring-1875 </li></ul>William Belknap Appointed appoint Caleb Marsh to lead an Indian post in exchange for $24,000!
  15. 15. Also- Panic of 1873 <ul><li>Jay Cooke and Co. goes bankrupt-RR investments! </li></ul><ul><li>Fisk Gould </li></ul><ul><li>Paying costs of War </li></ul>
  16. 16. Battle of Little Big Horn-1876 <ul><li>Custer’s Last Stand- Montana </li></ul><ul><li>Paha Sapa </li></ul><ul><li>200 U.S. Calvary killed, led by Crazy Horse and Sitting Bull </li></ul>
  17. 17. Grant us a third term? NO!
  18. 18. Legacy
  19. 19. Lobbyist! <ul><li>The Willard Hotel </li></ul>
  20. 20. Grant’s tomb-Manhattan <ul><li>1822–1885 </li></ul><ul><li>Who’s buried in Grant’s tomb? </li></ul><ul><li>Funeral service-President, Cabinet, Congress, and Supreme Court </li></ul>
  21. 21. Flawed success or abject failure?

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