Friday, May 23, 2014

U.S. Grant served two terms as President

It is the birthday of Ulysses S. Grant 1822), who is remembered for leading the Union Army to victory, serving as President of the United States for two terms, fighting the Ku Klux Klan, and defending voting rights of blacks in the South. However, his second term with plagued with widespread corruption in his administration, and Southern Democrats gained control of the U.S. House and most Southern state governments. His Reconstruction policies had been dismantled by the time he left office. Grant’s portrait has appeared on the fifty-dollar bill since 1913. The Ulysses S. Grant Presidential Library is located at Mississippi State University.

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