Ulysses S. Grant - Leadership

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Modern History Assessment Task 1

Ulysses S. Grant - Leadership

Explain the significance of the role and actions of Robert E. Lee or Ulysses S. Grant during the Civil War and provide an evaluation of the military leadership qualities of your chosen individual.

The Civil War in America was around the 1880's and was a very serious time for black slaves because the war was about their freedom. The Union (Northern States) wanted to free the slaves and had started to do so in some states, where as the Confederates (Southern States) wanted to keep the black Americans as slaves. Ulysses S. Grant was a leader for the Union side and was helping President Lincoln to free the slaves (even though Lincoln still had black slaves in this time). Without Grant the Union would have had a much harder battle and a much less chance of winning the American Civil War.

Because of his extraordinary leadership skills and his willingness, Lincoln gave Grant command over the whole Union army in...