Ulysses Grant


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Ulysses S. Grant (born Hiram Ulysses Grant; April 27, 1822 – July 23, 1885) was the 18th President of the United States (1869–1877) following his highly successful role as a war general in the second half of the Civil War. Under Grant, the Union Army defeated the Confederate military; having effectively ended the war and secession with the surrender of Robert E. Lee's army at Appomattox. As ... more »

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  • ''I know no method to secure the repeal of bad or obnoxious laws so effective as their stringent execution.''
    Ulysses S. Grant (1822-1885), U.S. general, president. Inaugural address, March 4, 1869.
  • ''I know no method to secure the repeal of bad or obnoxious laws so effective as their stringent execution.''
    Ulysses S. Grant (1822-1885), U.S. general, president. Inaugural address, March 4, 1869. Quoted in The Life and Campaigns of General U.S. Grant, ch. 2...
  • ''Let no guilty man escape, if it can be avoided.... No personal considerations should stand in the way of performing a duty.''
    Ulysses S. Grant (1822-1885), U.S. general, president. Endorsement to letter relating to the Whisky Ring, July 29, 1875. Quoted in Ulysses S. Grant, L...
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