Luckily2 - Luckily,Grant' . 'sapproach.HesawthePresiden

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Luckily, Grant's lack of knowledge about the power of the executive branch was  precisely what Americans wanted in 1868. They had grown tired of the politicking and  tricks of Andrew Johnson and wanted a President who was subordinate to the  legislature–exactly Grant's approach. He saw the Presidency as an administrative  position in which he would do no more or less than Congress asked of him. Perhaps  most dangerous was the fact that Grant saw the Presidency as only the latest in a long  series of gifts from the American people for his victories; he never realized that these  gifts carried a price. As a poor man for most of his life, Grant loved the high life that the  White House offered, in which rich and powerful men came to ask him for favors and  bestowed money and gifts upon him. Likewise for Julia, the White House was a dream  come true. America stood at an important crossroads during Grant's Presidency. Settling a dispute 
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This note was uploaded on 12/25/2011 for the course HIST 1320 taught by Professor Murphy during the Summer '08 term at Texas State.

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