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Ulysses S. Grant Information Center: Presidency

Information about General and President Ulysses S. Grant and resources for doing research. Includes material suitable for the K-12 audience.

Ulysses S. Grant - 18th President of the United States, 1869-1877

"Grant is the only president to have served two full consecutive terms between Andrew Jackson and Woodrow Wilson, and along with William McKinley is one of only two men between Jackson and Franklin Roosevelt to receive the majority of popular votes in two elections. Only Dwight Eisenhower and Ronald Reagan have accomplished the feat since." [updated: add Obama] -- George R. Goethals, In Before the Rhetorical Presidency, edited by Martin J. Medhurst. College Station, Texas: Texas A&M University, 2008.

Portrait of Grant as President

President Grant

Only 13 presidents have been elected and served at least two terms. Grant was one of them.

First Inaugural Ball, March 4, 1869

It is highly unlikely that Julia knew her husband was attempting to quash the inaugural ball!

Second Inaugural Ball, March 4, 1873


This was a very "cool" party. So cool that live canaries froze, as did musical instruments and refreshments. 

Events in Grant's First Term, March 4, 1869 to March 3, 1873

Events in Grant's Second Term, March 4, 1873 to March 3, 1877

Grant's Cabinet

Grant's Cabinet

History and Analyses of the Grant Administration - Full Text Materials

Recollections of Grant in the White House

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Not His Favorite Job

I never wanted to get out of a place as much as I did to get out of the presidency -- Ulysses S. Grant to journalist John Russell Young, during Grant's trip around the world.