President Grant had a very wide range of acheievements through out his time in office such as help fixing the most serious fiscal problems the nation had ever faced, he pursued policies that stopped inflation, raised the nations credit, and reduced taxes and the national debt by over $300 million and $435 million respectively. President Grant wanted peace throughout the counrty and was willing to do anything for it. He signed a reform that would eventually let the natives have some citizenship in the United States. However important these issues may seem, the traditional evaluation of Grant as president nevertheless pays far less attention to them than to the issue of corruption. Unlike other cases of presidents charged with allowing corruption, however, the corruption that reformers condemned during Grant's two terms, for the most part, was merely the practice of making appointments through the spoils system. As Benedict points out, scholars have tended to accept the judgment of the anti-Grant reformers that the patronage system was inherently corrupt, but that is a very questionable conclusion, and reformers had concealed, political motives for going through with the reforms.
The most famous of all President Grants scandels which most people were shocked by was The Credit Mobilier. This scandel was the most conspicuous of Grant’s scandals, was in fact only uncovered scandel by the... [continues]
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