Bundle of 3 - US Presidents Defining Events - #18 - President Grant

Bundle of 3 - US Presidents Defining Events - #18 - President Grant
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This is a bundle of 2 highly animated, power point presentations on the presidency of Ulysses S Grant & the defining events of his presidency. Both presentations together number 74 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:

Background Summaries
Early Years
As A Young Man
Mexican-American War
Business & Failure
The Civil War Period (2)
Lincoln’s Assassination
War Hero
Elected 18th President
Grant & Reconstruction
Grant & Reconciliation
Presidential Milestones
Second Term
Scandals: Black Friday
Scandals: Whiskey Ring
Civil Service Commission
Grant’s Later Years
Death & Burial
Grant's Tomb
Grant's Impact & Legacy
End of Presentation

Anticipating the war to eventually end, President Abraham Lincoln announces his reconstruction plan. It offers general amnesty to all white Southerners who take an oath of future loyalty and accept wartime measures abolishing slavery.

By the end of the American Civil War, the South was economically and physically devastated. The plantation system was crippled, slavery had been abolished (so the work force was no longer available), the infrastructure was destroyed, and in many places the people were without food and in some cases starving. The South was totally at the Union’s disposal for goods and services and a deep hatred of the North still existed.

The task ahead was to create a single unified country that would be governed with a strong centralized government. The issue of state's rights was dead. The country now entered the into a rebuilding period called the Reconstruction Era.

The United States eventually emerged as an industrial nation with a with a much stronger sense of nationalism and the beginning of western migration onto lands increasingly opened to settlement.

Power point #2 is entitled, Reconstruction - Timeline and contains 44 slides and covers the following:

Effects of Civil War
Lincoln’s 10% Plan
Wade-Davis Bill
The Freedman’s Bureau
Civil War Ends
Reconstruction Plan Implemented
Southern States Reaction
Freedman’s Bureau Act
Civil Rights Act of 1866
Memphis Race Riot
14th Amendment Proposed
2nd Freedmen’s Bureau Act
New Orleans Race Riot
Johnson’s Public Relations Fiasco
1866 National Elections
1st Reconstruction Act
2nd Reconstruction Act
3rd Reconstruction Act
10 Unreconstructed States
4th Reconstruction Act
Congress Impeaches President Johnson
Senate Acquits Johnson
Ulysses S. Grant Elected President
“Redeemer” Governments
15th Amendment Proposed
Texas v. White
Seven Unreconstructed States
15th Amendment Adopted
1st Enforcement Act
2nd Enforcement Act
Ku Klux Klan Act
Grant re-elected
Redeemer Government in TX
1874 Elections
Civil Rights Act of 1875
Redeemer Government in MS
Rutherford Hayes Elected President
Redeemer Governments Elected in SC, FL, & LA
End of Presentation

This is one of many bundled power point presentations I offer in my store under the heading....US Presidents.
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