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President Ulysses S. Grant
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Despite notable successes, such as the signing of America's first Civil Rights legislation, Ulysses S. Grant's presidency (1869-1877) was beset by scandal and crises, including a number of corruption scandals and a financial panic, leading to a nation-wide economic depression.