President Grant Profile
In the sixth of an eight part series on the Ohio presidents, the life of Ulysses S. Grant, the 18th president who served from 1869 to 1877,… read more
In the sixth of an eight part series on the Ohio presidents, the life of Ulysses S. Grant, the 18th president who served from 1869 to 1877, was profiled. Historians, scholars and descendants discussed the public and private lives of President Grant. Viewers also participated in the discussion by telephone. President Grant supported the ratification of the 15th amendment, which gave African-American men the right to vote. His second term was rocked by two financial investment scandals, but he was never implicated. He died from throat cancer on July 23, 1885. a tour of the home where President Grant lived from 18 months to 17 years old when he left for the U.S. Military Academy. Ms. Ruthven talked about some of the items in the home, including a pair of his binoculars and the gloves he wore at his inauguration. She also toured the home, including the parlor and library which showed the furnishings of a lower middle class family. Video of Grant’s tomb in New York was also shown. Ulysses Grant Dietz is President Grant’s great-great grandson. close
*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.
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