Presentation on theme: "By Lillian Stubbs Things that happened at birth Was born in Pleasant Point Ohio Was born on April 27 th 1822 Was the first child of Jesse Grant."— Presentation transcript:
Things that happened at birth Was born in Pleasant Point Ohio Was born on April 27 th 1822 Was the first child of Jesse Grant and Hanna Grant Had two more brothers and three sisters in George Town
Things that happened during childhood Hiram was his real name He was called Ulysses by his parents He did not like working in the tannery with his father He enjoyed farm work and taking care of horses
Things that happened in the army He was enrolled in West Point Academy as Ulysses S. Grant even though that was not his real name He never changed it because he was worried he would be made fun of for his initials H.U.G After Military Academy he enrolled in the army and was a second lieutenant and fought in the Mexican War Leaving the army After the Mexican War he left the army He soon married Julia Dent and they were very happy They had a total of four children He worked as a farmer and business man but was not very successful.
He rejoined the army in 1861 to fight in the civil war He rose to the rank of a general for the Union very soon In 1864 President Lincoln made him head over all Union armies He then led the Union to a victory of the civil war
President Things that happened during presidency One of the bad things was “Black Friday” Two of the good things were the beginning of construction of the Brooklyn Bridge and the first transcontinental railroad was built Becoming President His success as a general led to his election of president He was an honest man but trusted dishonest people The dishonest people gave him bad advice and he trusted them and took it
Death Just Before his death He wrote and published a book on his life He died on July 23 1885 of throat cancer The book he published before his tragedy made his family very rich