The Papers of Ulysses S. Grant: 1875


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Pressured in 1875 to declare himself for or against a third term as president, Ulysses S. Grant found it equally difficult to decide what he wanted and to explain himself to the nation. In May, he pronounced the idea of a third term both constitutional and potentially expedient, and defended the right of the people to choose their own leaders. Grant disavowed any desire to continue as president but expressed gratitude at being chosen twice already. His conclusion left room for doubt. "I would not accept a nomination if it ...

The Papers of Ulysses S. Grant: 1875 2003, Southern Illinois University Press

ISBN-13: 9780809324996