Ulysses S. Grant and the Civil War
President Ulysses S. Grant was the 18th President of the United States (1869-1877). His successful career in the military was highlighted by leading the Union Armies to victory over the Confederacy in the Civil War. His anti-slavery and pursuit of equality among all American residents was an accomplishment that shaped the course of American History and improved race relations. As a “Radical Republican”, Grant was the symbol of Union victories. he was one of the most popular political personas of his time. In an age with no internet or organized media channel, this level of popularity is quite an accomplishment. It was this level of affection, respect, and optimism that can explain why he was the obvious best choice for President in the 1868 Elections. Grant followed Lincoln’s footsteps and commitment to move forward as a nation, by proposing civil and human rights legislation, and domestic human rights.