Grant oversaw the second half of the Reconstruction period following the Civil War. Although his presidency was marred by scandals involving key cabinet members, Grant was one of the first to support civil rights for African-Americans.
The one-story Point Pleasant, Ohio home, where Grant was born, has been restored and is open to the public. His boyhood home, in nearby Georgetown Ohio, still stands, but has not yet been restored. Georgetown hosts an annual Grant Celebration each April around Grant's birthday.
Grant lived in New York after his terms in office. He is buried with his wife, Julia in New York City's Riverside Park.