Grant was a war hero and the 18th president of the United States. During his two year term he was criticized for a number of things. One major thing that negatively affected his political career was that he trusted too easily. As a result of this, members of his cabinet, and lower administration got away with everything from financial mismanagement to theft. Once word of this got out he lost support within his own party.

Despite immense efforts, Grant failed to apply congressional policies during the years of reconstruction. An example of this would be Grants desire to leave the south with blacks having full rights, he obviously fell short of his goal. Although Grant was major criticized for the corruption within his office, he did in fact accomplish a few important things. Grant oversaw the ratification of the 1 5th amendment and passed the Civil Rights Act of 1875.

The act was later declared unconstitutional by southern supreme court members. It turned out to be the blueprint for the Voting Rights Act of 1965. By this time in history the Klux Klux Klan was becoming more and more violent. In an attempt to stop the ASK completely, Grant sent troops into South Carolina. He did not stop the killings but the troops were able to greatly decrease them. I’m not particularly satisfied with what Grant accomplished while he was in office, UT I don’t disagree with anything he did either.

I don’t really have an opinion on Grant. Every president has their high points and low points. Even though there was corruption within his office, and he didn’t implement a fair amount of policies, he did do a couple of important things such as dealing with the ASK and civil rights. He didn’t do many things right, but he didn’t do anything drastically wrong either. Grant will be remembered as a Civil War hero rather than a great president.

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