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Born on April 27, 1822 to Jess Root grant (a merchant) and Hannah Simpson Grant (descendants of the Massachusetts Bay Colony in 1630)—Ulysses S. Grant lived an interesting life and ultimately ended up on top. Grant was able to receive a formal education and attended John Rankin’s academy, where he academically excelled. Grant then moved on to attend a military academy, at first, he did not like the academy, but after a year it grew on him. After graduating he had an extremely successful military career serving as regimental quartermaster in the Mexican American War, the Brigadier General of volunteers...

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