POTUS: Ulysses S. Grant — “Unconditional Surrender” Grant

“As the United States is the freest of all nations, so, too, its people sympathize with all people struggling for liberty and self-government; but while so sympathizing it is due to our honor that we should abstain from enforcing our views upon unwilling nations and from taking an interested part, without invitation…”

-Ulysses S. Grant, First State of the Union Address, December

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