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US History - Ulysses S. Grant

The 18th President of the U.S. was Army General Ulysses S. Grant. The Union Army was able to defeat the Confederate effort when Grant was appointed lieutenant general. As President, Grant supported civil rights for freed slaves and contributed to the revival of the Republican party in the South. He also fought KKK violence. However, despite all this, his administration tolerated corruption and bribery. He was very unpopular when he left office. He was born on April 27, 1822 in Point Pleasant, Ohio and died on July 23, 1885.