Union State Speech in 1875 by Ulysses S. Grant, the 18th President of the United States, was inaugurated on Tuesday, December 7, 1875. The letter was written by him but was not submitted by him to the 44th US Congress. "By sending my seventh annual message to Congress, in this centennial of our national existence as a free and independent nation, I am honored to reiterate the progress that has been made since the colonies, one hundred years ago." At that time we had a population of only 3,000,000. Now there are more than 40,000,000. Then the industries were almost exclusively limited to tillage. Now the factories are attracting a lot of workers from the country. "The Industrial Revolution had begun.