David Crockett Short Biography

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David Crockett was the son of John and Rebecca Crockett. He was born on August 17, 1786 in Greene County, Tennessee. He was the fifth child of nine other children. Davy Crockett 's father hired him to work driving cattle to Virginia when he was twelve years old. After he ran away from home to escape a beating from his father Davy Crockett traveled all of Virginia. He decided that his lack of education limited his marriage possibilities. He participated in a massacre of Indians at Tallushatchee in northern Alabama. But returned home when his enlistment was up. He was not present at the decisive Battle of Horseshoe Bend on March 27, 1814 when the creeks were defeated. When he was 16, Crockett went home and helped work off his…show more content…
In 1825 Crockett ran for the U.S. Congress but was defeated. He ran again and won in 1827 and was re-elected in 1829. Crockett did not agree with many of the policies of President Andrew Jackson. He took a stand against the president on several issues, including Native American removal and land policy. In 1831 when Crockett ran for a third term he was defeated. Two years later he regained his seat by a narrow margin. Then, another defeat in 1835 marked the end of Davy Crockett’s congressional career. Davy Crockett was a great frontiersman, politician, and congressman. In 1835 Crockett headed into Texas looking for new land. in January 1836 he had joined the Texas
Volunteers, and within a month he reached San Antonio. Crockett then joined Texans in their fight to hold the Alamo against a Mexican army. In the first week of March he and the other soldiers of the Alamo died during the siege and capture of that fort by Mexican soldiers. Crockett was one of the last soldier who died during the battle. Crockett died unarmed and alone on March 6, 1836 in San Antonio, Texas. Davy Crockett’s death at the Alamo made him more famous than his political activities. People think Davy Crockett was 5 feet 8 inches tall, with brown hair, and blue eye. He was noted for his humor, his honesty, and his skill as an entertaining public
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