Ulysses S. Grant Quotes

Wars of extermination are demoralizing and wicked.

Although a very aggressive military commander, Grant did not approve of proposals to have wars of extermination which many called for against different Native American tribes.

Ulysses S. Grant 1873

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Ulysses S. Grant
Ulysses S. Grant
  • Born: April 27, 1822
  • Died: July 23, 1885
  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: Soldier, Politician

Ulysses S. Grant was the 18th President of the United States (1869–77). As Commanding General of the United States Army (1864–69), Grant worked closely with President Abraham Lincoln to lead the Union Army to victory over the Confederacy in the American Civil War. He implemented Congressional Reconstruction, often at odds with Lincoln's successor, Andrew Johnson. Twice elected president, Grant led the Republicans in their effort to remove the vestiges of Confederate nationalism and slavery, protect African-American citizenship, and support economic prosperity nationwide. His presidency has often come under criticism for protecting corrupt associates and in his second term leading the nation into a severe economic depression.