Ulysses S. Grant (1822 – 1885) is famous for leading the Union Army to victory over the Confederacy during the American Civil War and for serving as the 18th President of the United States from 1869 to 1877. Grant led the Union forces to victory in many critical battles and in 1864, President Lincoln elevated him to the rank of General-in-chief of all the Union Armies. After the Civil War, Grant served as Commanding General till 1869, when he became the youngest American President till then. As president, among other things, he destroyed the white supremacist organization Ku Klux Klan (KKK) and signed a number of acts to protect the rights of African Americans. He also established the United States Department of Justice and the nation’s first National Park. In foreign policy, the Grant administration negotiated the influential Treaty of Washington with the United Kingdom and peacefully resolved the Virginius Affair with Spain. Here are the 10 major accomplishments of Ulysses S. Grant including his contribution to Union victory in the Civil War and his achievements as President of the United States.