"Let us have peace."


"Neither Ku-Klux-Klans, white leagues nor any other association using arms and violence to execute their unlawful purposes, can be permitted."


"When I left the executive mansion for the last time, I felt like a school boy on the last day of school..."


  • Eighteenth President from 1869-1877

  • Settled Alabama affair, avoiding war with Great Britain

  • Supported and signed into law the 15th Amendment to Constitution, giving freedmen a right to vote

  • Used federal troops to enforce the rights of the freedmen

  • Established Yellowstone Park as the first national park

  • Appointed Eli Parker, of the Seneca Nation, the first Native American commissioner of the Bureau of Indian Affairs

  • Only daughter, Nellie, married in the Executive Mansion