Chapter abstracts are short descriptions of events that occur in each chapter. They highlight major plot events and detail the important relationships and characteristics of characters and objects. The Chapter Abstracts can be used to review what the students have read, or to prepare the students for what they will read. Hand the abstracts out in class as a study guide, or use them as a "key" for a class discussion. They are relatively brief, but can serve to be an excellent refresher of the text for either a student or teacher.
Chapters 1 through 14 Abstract
* In chapter one, Ulysses S. Grant detailed his parentage; Jesse, Ulysses' father, was insistent in chapter two that Grant attend West Point.
* Grant objected, but only because he feared he couldn't pass; he planned to teach but do a short stint in the military before teaching.
* In chapter three, Grant joined the Fourth...
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