BC: Grant was born a hero and died a hero. He will always be remembered for the hope, happiness, life, and freedom that he gave to the people of our country. Because of Grant I am proud to call myself an American. I hope that he will always be remembered as the man that saved us from an unspeakable evil.
FC: Ulysses S. Grant
1: Who was Ulysses S. Grant? Was he a hero or a villain? What exactly was his role in the civil war? Well, let's find out.
2: Grant was hero of the North and for slaves while in the South was the villain. He was appointed General- in - Chief of the Union armies for the North after his many victories over the South Confederate armies. He was an extraordinary fighter and was very passionate about what he was doing. Grant was the person that fought head on with General Robert E. Lee, leader of the South, and forced him to surrender.
3: Grant was part of a "war council" that consisted of the President, General Sherman, other military leaders and himself. They discussed the battle plans that would possibly help end the war and help rebuild the nation once it was ended.
4: General Grant defeated General Lee, Confederate General, in Petersberg on April 9,1865. Lee surrendered at Appomattox Court House.
5: Grant was a HUGE part of the North's success in the war. Without his expertise in fighting, leading, and planning, the North may not have won the war. He was involved in every major battle with the South and won the majority of them. Without Grant, the United States of today would be a much different place.
6: If Grant was never around during the civil war, our future may not look as bright as it does today. Grant was head of the army and strategically planned every battle he was in. He was determined and never accepted failure. Without his persistence, America may still have slaves today. Grant was, and is, a hero.
7: Life during the Civil War life may have been different without Grant. He was a symbol of hope that kept people believing there could be a world without slaves. Without his training and willingness, there could have been many more young soldiers that could have died. Life would have been much harder and so much more depressing.
8: Fun Facts about Grant! | * When Grant was seven he drowned while fishing but was saved by a friend. *Grant loved horses and set the High Jump record at West Point Academy. It lasted 25 years. * Grant was tone deaf. *Grant had a superstition of retracing his steps which helped him lead troops during the War. *During the war Grant wrote most of his own dispatches.
9: Continued..... | * Grant was very calm during battles while everyone else was full of anxiety. * On the day of President Lincoln's assassination, John Wilkes Booth stalked Grant's wife. The President invited them to the Ford's Theater that night and if they would have accepted, Grant may have died too. * Grant never wanted to be in the military.
10: WORKS CITED Meives, Diane. Little known facts about Ulysses S. Grant.
12: Grant may be dead, but his memory is still strong. He still invokes a sense of hope and change inside America's heart. He helped to give us a gift that we should all be proud of. He gave us true freedom and true richness, which is love.