This is a bundle of 2 highly animated, power point presentations on the presidency of Ulysses S Grant & a summary of issues which led up to his elections. Both presentations together number 41 slides. Each of the presentation slides are editable so you can change them to fit your individual needs.
Ulysses Grant commanded the victorious Union army during the American Civil War, 1861-1865, and served as the 18th U.S. President from 1869 to 1877. An Ohio native, Grant graduated from West Point and fought in the Mexican-American War, 1846-1848.
During the Civil War, Grant, an aggressive and determined leader and was given command of all the U.S. armies. After the war he became a national hero, and the Republicans nominated him for president in 1868.
A primary focus of Grant’s administration was Reconstruction, and he worked to reconcile the North and South while also attempting to protect the civil rights of newly freed black slaves. While Grant was personally honest, some of his associates were corrupt and his administration was tarnished by various scandals.
After retiring, Grant invested in a brokerage firm that went bankrupt, costing him his life savings. He spent his final days penning his memoirs, which were published the year he died and proved a critical and financial success.
Power point #1 is entitled, US Presidents - #18 - Ulysses S Grant and contains 30 slides and covers the following:
As A Young Man
Business & Failure
The Civil War Period (2)
Elected 18th President
Grant & Reconstruction
Grant & Reconciliation
Scandals: Black Friday
Scandals: Whiskey Ring
Civil Service Commission
Grant’s Later Years
Death & Burial
Grant's Impact & Legacy
End of Presentation
The election of 1880 was as rich in partisan wrangling as it was lacking in major issues. Factional rivalry in the Republican party between NY senator Roscoe Conkling’s Stalwarts and Half-Breed followers of James G. Blaine resulted in a convention in which neither Blaine nor the Stalwart choice, former president Ulysses S. Grant, could gain the nomination.
The election of 1884, was marred by negative campaigning and corruption, ended in the election of the first Democratic president since 1856. The Republicans split into three camps: Dissident reformers, called the Mugwumps, who were opposed to party and government graft. Stalwarts, Ulysses S. Grant supporters who had fought civil service reform. Half-Breeds, moderate reformers and high-tariff men loyal to the party.
The Republicans nominated James G. Blaine of ME, a charismatic former congressman and secretary of state popular for his protectionism, but of doubtful honesty because of his role in the scandal of the “Mulligan letters” in the 1870s.
Power point #2 is entitled, US Presidential Elections - Election of 1868 & 1872 - Grant and contains 11 slides and covers the following:
ELECTION OF 1880
ELECTION OF 1884
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This is one of many bundled power point presentations I offer in my store under the heading....US Presidents.