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American Experience

Ulysses S. Grant: The President, (Part 2) (#1412)

The greatest Union hero of the Civil War is swept into the White House in 1868. He presides over a tumultuous era, struggling to mend a broken nation and protect freed African Americans as repeated scandals shadow his administration. Returning to private life, he is fleeced by a Wall St. swindler. In a heroic effort to provide for his family, Grant races to finish his memoirs even as he is consumed by throat cancer. Yet at his death in 1885, the largest funeral in NY history proves he is still a hero to a grateful nation. [115 minutes] Closed Captioning

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Series Description: As television's longest-running, most-watched history series, American Experience brings to life the incredible characters and epic stories that helped form this nation.

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