This date, 3rd November is extremely important for the American people. It represents the moment when the famous general Ulysses S. Grant was elected President of the United States. Grant was the 18th President of the United States.He had 2 seats between 1869 and 1877.

Ulysses S. Grant was born on April 27 of 1822 in Point Pleasant, Ohio.Until he became President, Grant has had a shining military career, coming to fame during the Mexican War and then during the Civil War. He was one of the close friends of Abraham Lincoln.

Many military historians consider Grant as one of the greatest military strategistsof all time. In support of this argument stands the characterization made by J.F.C. Fuller and I quote: ”[Grant was] the greatest general of his age and one of the greatest strategists of any age”.

The pinnacle of his military career was reached without doubt during the Civil War. His military and strategic genius was one of the factors that had been decisive in the famous battle at Appomattox. In this battle the secessionist forces led by Lee were easily surmounted by Union forces.It was the last battle forRobert E.


In the political sphere, Ulysses S. Grant was a Republican. In 1868 he was assigned as the republican candidate for the Presidency of the United States, and became president on November 3, 1869. The two consecutive terms of Grant were dominated by two different directions regarding to foreign policy, Grant had managed to increase the prestige of the United States globally,but on internal policy Grant was under pressure from his own party.

Republicans had managed to install loyal people in high positions of the administration by means were not too ethical. This wave of corruption is a black stain on the image of Ulysses S. Grant. With all the intrigues of the time, Grant has managed to keep his integrity.

In recent years historians have tried to rehabilitate Grant`s image. He remains one of the outstanding figures of American history.

Definitely, he was instrumental in the abolition of slavery, in the creation of the modern American state, and for this he deserves all the praises.

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