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Presidential Trivia Quiz with Questions about President Ulysses S. Grant

 

Who was the 18th President of the United States?
A: Ulysses S. Grant

Who was Grant’s vice president?
A: Schuyler Colfax.

Who was President immediately preceding Grant?
A: Andrew Johnson.

Who succeeded President Grant?
A: Rutherford B. Hayes.

What was Grant’s birth name?
A: Hiram Ulysses Grant.

In 1865, as commanding general, Grant led the Union Armies to what?
A: Victory over the Confederacy in the American Civil War.

He then implemented what?
A: Congressional Reconstruction, often at odds with President Andrew Johnson.

Twice elected president, Grant led the Republicans in their effort to remove the vestiges of what?
A:  Confederate nationalism and slavery.

When did Grant graduate from the United States Military Academy at West Point?
A: In 1843.

When the Civil War began in 1861, what did Grant do?
A: He rejoined the U.S. Army.

In 1862, Grant took control of Kentucky and most of Tennessee, and led Union forces to victory in what battle?
A: The Battle of Shiloh.

Grant earned a reputation as a what?
A: An aggressive commander.

Who did Grant incorporate into the Union war effort?
A: Displaced African American slaves.

After a series of coordinated battles in July 1863, what did Grant do?
A: He defeated the Confederate armies and seized Vicksburg.

After Grant’s victory in the Chattanooga Campaign, President Abraham Lincoln promoted him to what?
A: Lieutenant general and commander of all the Union Armies.

Grant confronted Robert E. Lee in a series of what?
A: Bloody battles in 1864, trapping Lee's army at Petersburg, Virginia.

After the Civil War, what did Grant do?
A: He led the Army's supervision of Reconstruction in the former Confederate states.

Grant stabilized the nation during what?
A: The turbulent Reconstruction period.

He enforced civil and voting rights laws, and prosecuted the first what?
A:  Ku Klux Klan.

Throughout his presidency, Grant faced Congressional investigations into what?
A: Federal corruption, including bribery charges against two of his Cabinet members.

Grant's economic policy sought to pursue a strong dollar, including implementation of a what?
A: Gold standard.

Leaving office in 1877, Grant embarked on a widely praised what?
A: World tour lasting over two years.

In 1880 Grant was unsuccessful at obtaining a what?
A: Third-term Republican nomination.

Destitute, Grant completed his memoirs while dying of what?
A: Throat cancer.