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ULYSSES S. GRANT!
Celebrate Ulysses S. Grant's Birthday on April 27, this page is dedicated
to Ulysses trivia.
terms except an unconditional and immediate surrender can be accepted.
I propose to move immediately upon your works." Ulysses
S. Grant's message to Confederate General Simon Bolivar
Buckner at Fort Donelson, Tennesee, in February, 1862. Read
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S. Grant: Eighteenth President of the United States (Encyclopedia
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world traveler, and family man. This series is a great introduction
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This Week's Trivia Question:
True or False. In 1865, Ulysses
S. Grant became the President of the United States when
Abraham Lincoln was assassinated.
William Shakespeare's plays are often put into one of 3 categories.
Name the 3 categories.
The 3 categories are Tragedies,
Comedies, and Histories. William
Shakespeare's well known
Tragedies are Hamlet, Macbeth, and Romeo and Juliet.
His popular Comedies are A Midsummer Nights Dream, and Much
Ado About Nothing. And his famous Histories are Henry V
and Richard III. William's plays, however, contain elements
of all three categories. He added humor to tragic plays, serious
problems to comedic plays, and common issues to historical plays.
This is one reason why he is one of the greatest playwrights in
a book about William Shakespeare
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Did you know Ulysses was the first person to become a Four
Star General in the U.S. Army?
the American Civil War began in 1861, Ulysses
S. Grant was
a Brigadier General in command of the 21st Illinois Volunteers.
After winning decisive victories at Forts Henry and Donelson, Shiloh,
and Vicksburg, Ulysses was promoted to Lieutenant General. On March
12, 1864, he was appointed General in Chief of the Armies of the
United States and was in charge of winning the war for the Union
(which he did). In 1866, a year after the Civil War ended, Ulysses
was promoted to a Four Star General. This was a new military rank,
and Ulysses was the first person promoted to a Four Star General.
Ulysses also served as Secretary of War under President Johnson
from 1867 to 1868 (when he was elected President). Read
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was a true hero in private as well as in public. He was our first
civil rights President. He cared about the Indians and the freed
slaves. The Treaty of Washington (1871) is mostly his work, though
he's never gotten enough credit for it. It settled claims against
Britain, and more important, it established neutrality and international
arbitration to avoid war. This become the foundation for the World
Court and League of Nations. My favorite Grant web site is the Ulysses
S. Grant Network."
- Nancy W. from Newark, Ohio
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Q: Why did Ulysses
S. Grant change his name?
S. Grant was
born Hiram Ulysses Grant on April 27, 1822, in Point Pleasant, Ohio.
He was known as Ulysses to his family and friends. In 1839, Ulysses'
name was changed when he attended the U.S. Military Academy at West
Point. When Congressman Hamer submitted Ulysses' name for admission,
Hamer wrote down the name Ulysses Simpson Grant. Hamer thought Simpson
was Ulysses' middle name because Simpson was his mother's maiden
name. In order to attend West Point, Ulysses kept the name Ulysses
Simpson Grant, and today we know him by this name. Did
you know Ulysses' nicknames were Uncle Sam Grant and
Unconditional Surrender Grant for his initials U.S.? Read
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