Ulyssses S. Grant

Former President/General

MInature time line of war time

  • 1843 Graduated from U.S. Military Academy
  • 1846 Served under Zachary Taylor in battles of Palo Alto, Resaca de la Palma, and Monterrey
  • 1847 Served under Winfield Scott at Vera Cruz, Cerro Gorde, Chapultepec, San Cosme
  • 1848 Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo ended the Mexican War
  • 1854 Grant left army to assume civilian jobs
  • 1861 Bombardment of Fort Sumter; Grant appointed colonel of volunteer Illinois regiment, then brigadier general
  • 1862 Commanded troops in capture of Fort Henry; victory of Fort Donelson; surprised at Shiloh
  • 1863 Captured Vicksburg; won battle of Chattanooga
  • 1864 Appointed lieutenant general; given command of all Union armies; fought major battles in Virginia at the Wilderness, Spotsylvania, Cold Harbor; began siege of Petersburg
  • 1865 Lee abandoned Petersburg; surrendered at Appomattox Court House; Lincoln assassinated; Andrew Johnson elected president
  • 1866 Grant became secretary of war ad interim
  • 1869 Inaugurated president; began two terms
  • 1880 Unsuccessful bid for third term
  • 1884 Grant's law firm ruined through Wall Street swindle

Early Life

Ulysses was born in 1822 in a two room log cabin in Ohio next to the Ohio river and 50 miles from the border. His mother was hidden away from the outside as she was a psychotic person at the age of 17 he reluctantly joined the Military Academy


"Let us have peace. It is a timely appeal even today, considering that another civil war is about to break out in these chambers -- one that threatens to turn local government upside down"

War Life

He was a general in the civil war he was with the north side fighting to end slavery.In 1862 fought and won fort McHenry. Then he attacked Fort Donelson causing confederates to surrender.


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Presidency/legacy and chioces

Ulysses had proposed the 15th amendment that the right to vote cant be denied because of race, color or previous servitude. he had also passed the Public Credit Act which promised the repayment of rebonded debt in gold. The biggest thing he had done while president was passing the 15th amendment allowing black men to vote and while general conquer more than 3 forts

Annotated Bibliography

1 https://soundcloud.com/user-90540269/20090201_atc_09/s-0U1yy

it was a good way to speak of the time in war.It also might of covered

thing i missed.

2 "Ulysses S. Grant." The Presidents: A Reference History. Charles Scribner's Sons, 1996. Biography in Context. Web. 12 May 2016

3 "Ulysses Simpson Grant." Historic World Leaders. Ed. Anne Commire. Detroit: Gale, 1994. Biography in Context. Web. 12 May 2016 It showed a lot as he did in the war thats why chosen it it was very brief and to the point

4 "Ulysses Simpson Grant." Dictionary of American Biography. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1936. Biography in Context. Web. 12 May 2016 It talked about

the most famous forts he captured.It was also made a point of the great general he was

5 http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/features/timeline/grant-timeline/

it was good picture of him while he was young. it was also a recommended site by Gale