Ulysses Grant was the 18th president of America during the reconstruction period after the civil war. Grant was born on April 27, 1822. He was also famous for being the Union General that leads his Union army to victory against the Southern Confederate army. At the time, Grant was the youngest president, being sworn in at age 46. He served 2 terms and like Washington, he did not seek a 3rd term. His burial site in New York City is considered a national landmark. He is on the face of the $50 dollar. Pretty noble and a bit of an underappreciated U.S. president! Let’s draw this American general! Ulysses S. Grant!
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Step By Step Drawing Tutorial: Ulysses S. Grant
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Ulysses Grant Trivia & Facts for Kids
- He was thought to be a genius on and with horses, being able to ride on standing up on a horse at just 5 years old.
- Ulysses Grant had terrible judgment in his presidential cabinet. Most of which were ousted for bribery and financial crimes – none of which related to Grant. He was lied to a lot by his so-called “friends.”
- Grant served in the Mexican-American army but felt it wasn’t quite for him. After several of his attempts at business failed, he decided to re-enlist as an army kernel.
- Despite his protests, Grant was a skilled military and army officer. He was appointed Lieutenant-General by Abraham Lincoln. He captured and won against General Robert E. Lee of the South essentially ending the civil war.
- Grant originally wanted to become a math teacher, math was his best subject in school, which is why he never really entertained the idea of having a career in the army.
- Grant lost much of his financial fortune towards the end of his life because of the same aforementioned lack of good judgment in choosing his trustees and friends.
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