Grant now set about trying to restore the image of the victorious four-star general over his current image of discredited corrupt President. He and Julia immediately set out for a tour of Europe. For the next two years, the couple traveled the world, visiting kings and queens, touring sites. Perhaps the best aspect of the trip abroad for Grant was the fact that he was treated with reverence as the man who won the Civil War. He ended the tour in San Francisco, where he had left in disgrace years before after resigning from the Army. The time away had done both Grant and his country good. People welcomed him back, and for once Grant seemed happy for a while. By 1880, the pro-Grant party had been rebuilt. Hayes had had the audacity to initiate reforms throughout the government–something the party bosses in Florida and Louisiana who had rigged the election had definitely not bargained for. At the
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