"Ulysses S. Grant" was the List of Presidents of the United States/18th President of the United States (1869–1877). In 1865, as Commanding General of the United States Army/Commanding General, Grant led the Union Army to victory over the Confederate States of America/Confederacy in the American Civil War. He then implemented Congressional Reconstruction Era/Reconstruction, often at odds with President Andrew Johnson. Twice elected president, Grant led the Republican Party (United States)/Republicans in their effort to remove the vestiges of Confederate nationalism and slavery, protect African-American citizenship, and defeat the Ku Klux Klan.If you enjoy these quotes, be sure to check out other famous presidents! More Ulysses S. Grant on Wikipedia.