The United States president preserves, protects, and defends the U.S. Constitution. Each president's term influences events in America and around the world for years to come. This biography introduces young readers to the life of Ulysses S. Grant, beginning with his childhood in Point Pleasant and Georgetown, Ohio. Information about Grant's education at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and his early career with the army is discussed. In addition, his family and personal life, as well as his retirement years traveling the world and writing Personal Memoirs, is highlighted. Easy-to-read text details Grant's military service during the Mexican War and the American Civil War. Finally, students will explore key events from Republican president Grant's administration, including several scandals, as well as the passage of the Fifteenth Amendment and the Specie Resumption Act. Beautiful graphics showcase the primary source documents and photographs. A timeline, fast facts, and sidebars help put essential information at students' fingertips. In addition, a quick-reference chart provides easy access to facts about every U.S. president. Checkerboard Library is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.
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