New Series Chronicles The Life Of Ulysses S. Grant | Morning Joe | MSNBC

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Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer Ron Chernow and Fmr. CIA Director Gen. David Petraeus join Morning Joe to discuss the new six-hour miniseries 'Grant,' on President Ulyssess S. Grant. Aired on 05/25/2020.
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New Series Chronicles The Life Of Ulysses S. Grant | Morning Joe | MSNBC

42 Comments on "New Series Chronicles The Life Of Ulysses S. Grant | Morning Joe | MSNBC"

  1. Soul Joe šŸ˜Ž2020

  2. Nice timing, just finished his memoirs!

    On History? Oh no.

  3. “In 1850, I believe, the church property in the United States, which paid no tax, amounted to $87 million. In 1900, without a check, it is safe to say, this property will reach a sum exceeding $3 billion. I would suggest the taxation of all property equally.”
    —Ā Ulysses S. Grant

    “Encourage free schools and resolve that not one dollar appropriated for their support shall be appropriated to the support of any sectarian schools. Resolve that neither the state nor nation, nor both combined, shall support institutions of learning other than those sufficient to afford every child growing up in the land of opportunity of a good common school education, unmixed with sectarian, pagan, or atheistical dogmas. Leave the matter of religion to the family altar, the church and the private school supported entirely by private contributions. Keep the church and state forever separate.”
    —Ā Ulysses S. Grant

    • American Ancap | May 25, 2020 at 2:42 PM | Reply

      “Hold fast to the Bible. To the influence of this Book we are indebted for all the progress made in true civilization and to this we must look as our guide in the future.” – Ulysses S. Grant

    • @American Ancap bibles and churches are apples and oranges, you can’t tax a bible like you can a church, church-goers use public services too, they could spare money for taxes, it’s only fair

  4. “If we are to have another contest in the near future of our national existence, I predict that the dividing line will not be Mason and Dixon’s but between patriotism and intelligence on the one side, and superstition, ambition and ignorance on the other.”
    — Ulysses S. Grant

    ā€œAs soon as slavery fired upon the flag it was felt, we all felt, even those who did not object to slaves, that slavery must be destroyed. We felt that it was a stain to the Union that men should be bought and sold like cattle.ā€
    — Ulysses S. Grant

    • Michael Schneider | May 25, 2020 at 1:33 PM | Reply

      I am from the “White Swan” area of Yakima Washington . And part of my family were early settlers in this part of the then Oregon Territories.
      Ulysses Grant was stationed in White Swan before the Civil War .
      I would like to know if there is any history about his life and activities while he was billeted there .
      I remember hearing about a skirmish with the “Yakima’s” over the deaths of some settlers (the “Sawyers? or the Parker’s?”)
      Was this why Grant was stationed there ? And what was the relationship between the Yakima People and Grant ?
      I understand that he was also known for smoking the local hemp while billited up in the then Oregon Territories.

    • Michael Schneider | May 25, 2020 at 1:36 PM | Reply

      Maybe there are some Yakima People who can fill this in ? Appreciated ! Thanks.

    • American Ancap | May 25, 2020 at 2:53 PM | Reply

      “Hold fast to the Bible. To the influence of this Book we are indebted for all the progress made in true civilization and to this we must look as our guide in the future.” – Ulysses S. Grant

    • Toby Washburn | May 25, 2020 at 3:22 PM | Reply

      RIGHT NOW ??

    • John Edward | May 25, 2020 at 6:24 PM | Reply


  5. Echinos Land Design | May 25, 2020 at 11:51 AM | Reply

    This looks amazing! Thanks for the heads up guys.

  6. Taylor Craig Newbold | May 25, 2020 at 12:02 PM | Reply

    Remember when Obama’s fitness as president was questioned when he did terrible things like

    wear a tan suit to a presser
    cry and morn with the parents of Newtown
    apologize for merely saying something that could be considered “off script”

    Those were the day.

    • Bud Fudlacker | May 25, 2020 at 2:36 PM | Reply

      Sold guns to cartel members and bombed Libya while wearing a tan suit!

    • @Bud Fudlacker Right. Like Obama wanted guns to go to cartel members. Sheesh! Like Reagan masterminded the selling of U.S. military equipment to Iran, with the proceeds passed along to the Contras: facilitating cocaine trafficking through Central America into the U.S. Why would any president want that? There can be bad actors in any government administration.

    • Colleen Kelly | May 25, 2020 at 9:24 PM | Reply

      OMG…you HAVE to see “the good old days” skit:

  7. James McClure | May 25, 2020 at 1:00 PM | Reply

    I hope its a good story, and not dumbed down for a mass audience…his autobiography is one of the best books I have ever read.

  8. chimpakawanzelu | May 25, 2020 at 2:07 PM | Reply

    the history channel is back to doing history? what happened to ancient space aliens, ghosts and sasquatch? the history channel has made murka a bunch of idiots.

    • Nicholas A. | May 25, 2020 at 8:49 PM | Reply

      I am sure they will go back on The Presidents. It ended with W. winning his 2nd term. Question is when.

  9. Roland Moreno | May 25, 2020 at 2:25 PM | Reply

    The DOJ was to crush the KKK then and now the DOJ is the rise of the KKK.

  10. Pat Gilstrap | May 25, 2020 at 2:27 PM | Reply

    My husband is a direct descendant of Ulysses S. Grant.

  11. Dumpster will now liken himself to Grant-šŸ˜’

  12. Phil Giglio | May 25, 2020 at 4:05 PM | Reply

    His magnanimity in the surrender terms, was matched by MOH winner JL Chamberlin’s troops salute to the Rebs as they stacked arms for the last time. From such actions a lasting peace and brotherhood can be rebuilt… that was the failure of the Treaty of Versailles that ended WW1.

  13. Abel Hernandez | May 25, 2020 at 4:45 PM | Reply

    What would life be like if the South had won? – Well, we’re getting a taste of it right now.

    • Abel Hernandez | May 25, 2020 at 7:27 PM | Reply

      Ranger Ricky “Don’t want to work in the deadly meat-packing plants- no unemployment.” “If you don’t kiss-up to the master, no funding, PPE’s for your state.”

    • Abel Hernandez | May 25, 2020 at 7:29 PM | Reply

      John Edward Exactly.

    • Ranger Ricky | May 25, 2020 at 7:34 PM | Reply

      @Abel Hernandez So how does this prove Trump is a continuation of the pro slavery confederacy? Federal government withholds funding all the time to get what they want. Most block grants come with strings and demands.

    • Abel Hernandez | May 25, 2020 at 7:41 PM | Reply

      Ranger Ricky Fred who? I wasn’t even referring to him. That guy’s been gone a long time.

    • Ranger Ricky | May 25, 2020 at 8:16 PM | Reply

      @Abel Hernandez Put your reading glasses on. I think you misread the word federal idk where you got Fred from.

  14. Michaela Francis | May 25, 2020 at 5:14 PM | Reply

    One of my favourite stories about Grant is the time when certain of his rivals went to Lincoln to complain that Grant was a drunkard. Lincoln asked them to find out what brand of whisky Grant drank so he could have a crate of it sent to all his other generals.

  15. Dean Purcell | May 25, 2020 at 5:57 PM | Reply

    I cannot believe how infatuated that Americans are with a war that pitted their citizens against each other!

  16. GoGreen1977 | May 25, 2020 at 6:45 PM | Reply

    The South and its sympathizers did their best to build up Lee and the “Lost Cause” and dismiss and downplay Grant. I’ve never understood that, as someone who grew up in Michigan. The first time I stood in front of Grant’s portrait in the National Portrait Gallery in D.C., I teared up, feeling so sorry that we Americans have not given him the credit for saving the Union and fighting to end slavery, instead of Lee doing his best to destroy the Union and continue slavery in the Confederacy.

  17. Kathleen Bebeau | May 25, 2020 at 6:51 PM | Reply

    14th Amendment and Jefferson Davis “The Oppressed South shall rise again”. We have a POTUS who is currently and repeatedly inciting insurrection. 14th Amendment Sec 3. Get him off the ballot.

  18. “Reconstruction” on PBS….WATCH IT!

  19. Heā€™d be the perfect President for today – the man absolutely HATED shaking people’s hands

  20. Richard Grijalva | May 25, 2020 at 10:41 PM | Reply

    Grantā€™s Memorial on the National Mall, to the rear of the Capitol, is one of the most moving, yet under appreciated pieces in the Mall. By far one of the most complex, interesting, gritty, humane, and even flawed leaders. But his importance canā€™t be underestimated, especially coming on the heels of a truly vile Andrew Johnson.

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