Samuel Houston: A Brief Biography Of Sam Houston

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Samuel “Sam” Houston was born in Virginia 1793 and died in 1863. He became a lawyer, congressman, and senator in Tennessee. Sam joined the growing conflict between the U.S. and the Mexican government and became commander of the local army when he moved to Texas in 1832. On April 21, 1836, at the San Jacinto Sam and his men defeated Mexican General Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna in just 18 minutes. He was voted for president in 1836 and in 1841. Then he became a senator after Texas became a state in 1845. He was the governor in 1859 but removed after the secession of Texas in 1861. Interested in land Sam journeyed to Texas in 1832. Also attempting to negotiate with the Texas Indians for both the Cherokee and the United States. Afterward he was
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