notes 23 - Notes Ulysses S Grant 18th US president from 1869-1877 The Republicans nominated him for presidency in 1868 A primary focus of his

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Notes Ulysses S Grant- 18 th US president from 1869-1877. The Republicans nominated him for presidency in 1868. A primary focus of his administration was Reconstruction, and he worked to reconcile the North and South while also attempting to protect the civil rights of newly freed black slaves. While he was personally honest, some of his associates were corrupt and his administration was tarnished by various scandals Jim Fisk- notorious in the financial world with his partner Jay Gould. He made a plot in 1869 to corner the gold market. It would only work if the federal treasury didn’t sell any gold. They tried to make sure of this by talking with President Grant and his brother in law who was paid $25,000. They bid the price of gold skyward while honest businesspeople were driven to the wall Jay Gould- United States financer who gained control of the Erie Canal and who caused a financial panic in 1869 when he
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