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President Ulysses S. Grant

             Grant was the 18th President of the United States of America. Before he became President, he rose to fame as a Union general during America's Civil War. .
             Grant began as a Colonel when the war started in 1861, became a Major General in 1862, and was promoted to Lieutenant General in 1864. After the war ended in 1865, he was promoted to General of the Armed forces in 1866 and was elected President in 1869.
             Ulysses S. Grant was born in Point Pleasant, Ohio in 1822. In 1838, Grant was in the process of receiving a basic education from local schools. However, without Grant's knowledge, his father arranged his acceptance to West Point. At West Point, Grant was only an average student. He graduated 21st out of 39th in his class in 1843. .
             Upon graduation, Grant had no intention of making the military his career and planned instead on being a professor of mathematics. But, war against Mexico began in 1843 so he served in the Mexican War under the command of General Taylor and General Scott. Grant was in every battle except Buena Vista and because of his valor on the battlefield, he was brevetted twice for bravery and gallantry for services at Molino del Rey and Chapultepec. .
             After the Mexican War, Grant's military career continued uneventfully and without distinction until he resigned from the army in 1854 with the rank of captain. When the Civil War began in 1861, he reenlisted in the Union army and his military career began to take off. He eventually became commander of all Union troops because, as Lincoln said, "I can't spare the man, he knows how to fight." Grant is widely credited as the only man who could match the military skills of Confederate General Robert E. Lee.
             After the war, he was promoted to General of the Army, the first commander since Washington to hold this rank. Because Grant was seen as a national hero for defeating the Confederates, he had no problem running and winning the Presidency of the United States in 1869 and again in 1872.

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