Ulysses S. Grant

In 1865, as commanding general, Ulysses S. Grant led the Union Armies to victory over the Confederacy in the American Civil War. As an American hero, Grant was later elected the 18th President of the United States (1869–1877), working to implement Congressional Reconstruction and to remove the vestiges of slavery. Late in the administration of…

A Timeless Tradition

The White House Easter Egg Roll

Although the White House is unable to host the egg roll on the South Lawn this year, you can still honor the annual tradition by decorating and coloring your own White House Easter Egg at home with these fun egg downloadable cut outs! History of the White House Easter Egg Roll The White House Easter…

Julia Dent Grant

Julia Boggs Dent Grant, hailing from a plantation near St. Louis, was the wife of United States war hero and the 18th President, Ulysses S. Grant. She served as First Lady of from 1869 to 1877. Quite naturally, shy young Lieutenant Grant lost his heart to friendly Julia; and made his love known, as he…

Presidents

Which President served as a lieutenant colonel in the Spanish-American war? Who was the first Democrat elected after the Civil War? Who introduced Social Security? If you’re looking to learn more about the past Presidents who have led our country, you’re in the right place. Take a look at our full set of biographies. Then,…