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The Life of Davie Crockett

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Davy Crockett was a politician that became a folk hero during his life time. Crockett grew up a frontiersman. He later used what he learned on the frontier in his political campaigns. Crockett is known for his hunting and for being a great soldier in the indian war and the Battle of the Alamo. But he also helped settlers on their land, helped people that were in debt, and expanded the banking system of Tennessee when he got elected to Tennessee's legislature. Early Life Davy Crockett was born in Hawkings County, Tennessee on August 17, 1786. His parents were John and Rebecca Crockett. They had nine children and Davy being the fifth of those nine. Davy started working when he was twelve. His father put him to work driving and herding cattle to Virgina. Davy ran away from home to virginia because his father was beating him. ...read more.


The indians attacked Fort Mims where local settlers gathered and killed over 500 settlers. That pushed Crockett to volunteer for the frontier military forces to fight the Creek Indian worriers. Crockett went on leave after being a scout during September and October. He was out of the military from September 1814 to February 1815. He became a hunter and a scout during the time he took off from the military. During that time he encountered small fights. His family moved to Lawrence County, Tennessee in 1817. He had a worked as a Justice of the Peace and then as a county commissioner. That is what jump started his political career. He was elected lieutenant colonal of the local military. Major Accomplishments In 1821 he ran for a seat in the state legislature. His strategy to win votes is to have short speeches and then tell stories because he noticed that most of the voters were frontiersmen. ...read more.


He was defeated again when he was running for the U.S Congress which ended his Congressional career. Crockett headed to Texas in 1835 with four of his neighbors looking for land. He reached San Antonio, Texas after joining the Texas Volunteers in 1836. He fought against the Mexican army in the Battle of the Alamo. Crockett died during the first of March while the Mexican army captured the Alamo. Everyone says he was one of the last ones to but really he one of the first to die. He was alone and unarmed on March 6, 1836. Conclusion Davy Crockett accomplished a lot of great achievements in his life time. He was a great hero not just in his military career but in his political career too. He helped a lot of poor settlers with their land and even physical labor. He changed history for Texas and even for America. So I'm going to Toast Davy Crockett for everything he did for Texas and America. ...read more.

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