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David Crockett

Davy was born in Greene County, Tennessee to a fmaily of nine. At an early age, Davy had much interest in outdoors, and hunting. By age 13 he was sent to school, and after the furst day dropped out. Davy ran away from home due to the fear of a punishment from his father. He spent three years away from home, learning most of his trapping and hunting skills. Davy returned home, married, had several children, and several years later after many trials was elected to the US House of Representatives. He supported squatter's rights, and was against the Indian Removal Act. He was reelected a second term, but in the next election of 1835 he was then defeated. Crocckett began a journey to Texas and arrived at the Alamo. There he found himself at a standoff between the Texans trying to win the Alamo and the Mexicans trying to take over. There were many who surrended to Santa Anna and Crockett was one of them. That day, 1836, Dacid Crockett was killed at battle.


1786 - Born1799 - left home1802 - began work for John Kennedy1813 - enrolled in war of 18121826- seat in 21st US congress 1836- death at battle of the Alamo, San Antonio, Texas

Unfamiliar Vocabulary:Squatter- An individual who settles on the land of another person without any legal authority to do so, or without acquiring a legal title.Indian Removal Act of 1830-The act authorized President Andrew Jackson to negotiate with the Native Americans in the Southern United States for their removal to federal territory west of the Mississippi River in exchange for their homelands.Santa Anna- Elected president of Mexico in 1833, but soon announced himself dictator after concluding that Mexico was not ready for a democracy.

Lasting Impact

Davy Crockett surrendered his life in The Battle of the Alamo. He stood strong in his support for squatter's rights, and a fight against the Indian Removal Act of Andrew Jackson.

TEKS and Citations

TEKS: 113.15b.3B The student is expected to summarize the significant contribution of individuals such as Texians William B Travis, James Bowie, David Crockett, George Childress, and Sidney Sherman; Tejanos Juan Antonio Padilla, Carlos Espalier, Jaun N. Seguin, Placido Bnavides, and Jose Francisco Ruiz: Meicans Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna and Vicente Filisola; and noncombatants Susanna Dickinson and Enrique Esparza. CITES:http://www.biography.com/people/davy-crockett-9261693http://davycrockettfacts.com/http://legal-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com/squatterhttp://www.lsjunction.com/people/santanna.htm

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