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Who was Ulysses Grant?
Ulysses Grant was the 18th President of the United States of America, the symbolic leader of the country. His presidency began in 1869 and ended in 1877. He was 46 years old when he first began his term of office on March 4, 1869.

Ulysses Grant's Nickname Meanings
 He was known by his middle name, his birth name was
Hiram Ulysses Grant. The military had made an error and he was registered as "Ulysses Simpson Grant". He preferred the new name and dropped the name Hiram - his friends called him 'Sam'. He had a variety of nicknames including American Caesar, The Galena Tanner and Useless S. Grant 'Unconditional Surrender' was another nickname of the Union military leader who said "No terms except unconditional and immediate surrender" to the commanders of the Confederate States.


Description and Picture of Ulysses Grant
The picture of Ulysses Grant portrays an interesting image of what this famous man looked like. The picture shows the clothing and the hairstyle that was fashionable during his presidency. He is described as being 5 feet 9 inches in height and a slight figure who was 156 pounds in weight. He had blue colored eyes and his thick,  brown hair turned slightly gray with age. On his attractive face he wore a beard and moustache.  

Character and Personality Traits: What was Ulysses Grant like?
The personality of Ulysses Grant is described as an intelligent and modest man, highly intelligent and courteous in manner. He was not the stereotypical military man. He was quite squeamish and prudish, disapproving of profane language and dirty jokes. He was also extremely superstitious. He had a direct manner and was loyal to his friends, but could be ruthless to his enemies.  

Facts about President Ulysses Grant and his Presidency
The important role and duties of the President of the United States of America include those of Chief of State, Chief Diplomat, Chief Executive, Commander in Chief, Legislative Leader and Leader of his own political party. What was Ulysses Grant famous for? Why was he important? The history and life of President Ulysses Grant during his presidency is conveyed in the following fact file in an easy question and answer format. 

President Ulysses Grant Fact File - Political Career and Presidency
What President was Ulysses Grant?  
 He was the 18th President of the United States of America. The dates of his presidency began in 1869 and ended in 1877 (March 4, 1869 to March 3, 1877).
What was his political party?
 He was the leader of the Republican political party
What other political offices did Ulysses Grant hold before his presidency?
 He did not hold any political offices prior to his Presidency
Who was his Vice President?
 His Vice Presidents were Schuyler Colfax (1869-73) and Henry Wilson (1873-75)
What were the main events and the major accomplishments of his presidency?
 The Transcontinental Railroad was completed (1869)
 The Black Friday Scandal (1869)
 The Fifteenth Amendment was ratified (1870)
 The Credit Mobilier Scandal (1872)
 The Panic of 1873
 The Whiskey Ring Scandal (1875)
 The Battle of Little Bighorn (1876)
 The Belknap Bribery Scandal (1876)
What was Ulysses Grant' nickname?
 His most famous nickname was "American Caesar"
Who was Ulysses Grant' s first  lady?
 The name of his First Lady was Julia Grant
President Ulysses Grant Fact File - Political Career and Presidency

Interesting Facts about the Private Life of Ulysses Grant
Ulysses Grant was famous for the events and accomplishments of his presidency, but what are the facts about the man and his private life. Facts and information about the private life of Ulysses Grant can be found in the following fact file in an easy question and answer format. 

Ulysses Grant Fact File - Facts about his Private Life
When and where was Ulysses Grant born?  
 He was born on April 27, 1822, in Point Pleasant, Ohio, where he was raised
What was the name of his father?
 The name of his father was Jesse Root Grant
What was the name of his mother?
 The name of his mother was Hannah Simpson Grant
Where was Ulysses Grant educated and what was his religion?
 He was educated at the U.S. Military Academy in West Point, N.Y. (He graduated in 1843)
 Religion: Methodist
What did Ulysses Grant do before he became President of the United States?
 Before he became President he worked as a soldier
Who was his wife and when did they marry? Did they have kids?
 The name of his wife was Julia Boggs Dent (1826-1902). They married on August 22, 1848
  The couple raised a family. The names of their children were Frederick Dent Grant (1850-1912); Ulysses Simpson Grant (1852-1929); Ellen Wrenshall Grant (1855-1922); Jesse Root Grant (1858-1934)
When did Ulysses Grant die?
 He died on July 23, 1885, in Mount McGregor, New York
Ulysses Grant Fact File - Facts about his Private Life

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