Ulysses S. Grant

By Emmanuel and Anne-Fleur

President Election: 1868
Reelection for President: 1872
Death: 1885
Parents name: Jesse Root Grant and Hannah Simpson Grant
Name of Wife: Julia Dent
Date of Birth: April 27, 1822
Number of Children: 4

Early life

Ulysses S. Grant had 5 siblings( 3 sisters, 2 brothers). In 1823, he moved to Georgetown, Ohio. Ulysses went to school until age 14, and when he was in school, he spend much of his time reading novels and not a lot of time studying. Grant ranked high in mathematics. He went to an academy called Richeson and Rand in Maysville, Kentucky for a year and in 1838, he went to another academy near Ripley, Ohio. Ulysses father owned tannery and a farmland. Ulysses was trustworthy ands father often sent him on business trips.


When he was older he started working in the army and after a while he was commisioned second lieutenant. While he was working in the army, he fell in love with a woman called Julia Dent. Soon, he became regimental quarter master and later became first lieutenant. After he married to Julia Dent they had four children. Soon he became an army captain. When he realized that he wasn't spending enough time with his wife and children, he quit his job and became a farmer, but soon stopped and in 1860 he became a clerk. His real names Hiram Ulysses Grant, but it was entered incorrectly as Ulysses S. Grant when he went to west point, but he didn't care because he was embarrassed of his initials(H.U.G.). He proved himself to be exceptionally skilled at handling horses.


Grant was surprised when he was elected president in 1868. Then in 1871, the Great Chicago Fire came out of nowhere and destroyed many houses and killed hundreds of people. On May 8, 1871, the United States and the United Kingdom signed the Treaty of Washington. Then in 1872, Ulysses S. Grant was reelected as president. Grant was not a very good president for our country. He assigned people to the congress that were secretly doing favors for the Union Pacific. He lead his republicans in congress.Grant also offended many politicians. Ulysses S. Grant also did good things. He established Yellowstone national Park, and prevented war with Great Britain.

After presidency

Grant died of throat cancer in Mont McGregor, New York on July 23,1885, probably as a result of smoking several cigars a day for much of his life.Grant had a life-long interesting in travel and was now finally able to indulge his passion by going on a tour of the world. Although Century Magazine offered to publish the book, Mark Twain advised Grant to turn down the proposal.