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Ulysses S. Grant

(19 votes)
10 questions
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At what skill is Grant known to have been exceptionally proficient?




Mental arithmetics

53% got this right

Grant's horsemanship has been widely acclaimed as among the most exceptional in American history.

What's the name of the military academy attended by Grant?

West Point

Norwich University

The Citadel

Virginia Military Institute

40% got this right

Civil war generals on both sides, including Lee, knew each other from West Point.
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Which was the first war Grant was involved in?

Mexican–American War

American Civil War

French and Indian War

Revolutionary War

46% got this right

Grant was assigned as the regimental quartermaster officer of the 4th U.S. Infantry.

In what successful civil war campaign led by Grant did the Union gain control of the Mississippi river?

Vicksburg Campaign

Chattanooga Campaign

Fort Henry—Fort Donelson Campaign

Shiloh Campaign

Hard  27% got this right

The Union gunboats and troop transport boats famously ran the batteries at Vicksburg.

Where did Lee surrender to Grant, effectively ending the civil war?

Hard  9% got this right

The terms were signed in Appomattox, Virginia, on April 9, 1865.

Who succeeded Grant as Commanding General of the U.S. Army?

William Tecumseh Sherman

George Custer

George Mcclellan

Robert Anderson

47% got this right

48 random squares

Who preceded Grant as President of the United States?

Andrew Johnson

Abraham Lincoln

James Buchanan

Rutherford B. Hayes

Hard  24% got this right

Andrew Johnson was vice president to the assassinated Abraham Lincoln.

What was the name of the post-war political project associated with Grant's presidency?


New Deal

Square Deal

War on Terror

65% got this right

Reconstruction proclaimed the newly freed slaves as citizens with the same civil rights as those of whites.
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Which was a famous corruption scandal during Grant's presidency?

The Whiskey Ring

Teapot Dome

The XYZ Affair


41% got this right

It involved the diversion of tax revenues in a conspiracy among government agents, politicians, and whiskey distillers.

What right did the 15th amendment, with support from president Grant, establish for African American men in all states?

Right to vote

Freedom from slavery

Right to own land

Right to travel

Hard  28% got this right