Ulysses S. Grant
Study Questions and Essay Topics
What made Grant resign from the Army the first time?
What made Grant's father fight to reinstate Grant in the army after he resigned?
What was Grant's strategy for winning the Civil War?
Why did Julia Grant like the White House as much as she did?
Was Grant really a "butcher" as his critics claimed? Do you consider his actions in the war reckless or necessary?
Can Grant's anti-South policies be considered hypocritical because of his earlier owning of slaves?
How did Grant fail so spectacularly in politics?
Taking Grant's life as a whole–from his early failed businesses to his near bankruptcy at his death–should he be considered a success?
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