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Davy Crockett, politician – Part 3


August 11, 2017

In early 1836 former Congressman David Crockett of Tennessee went to Texas to help the Americans there win their revolution against the Mexican government. The troops fighting that war were led by another former Tennessee politician, Sam Houston.

And whereas Houston survived the war and went on to have a stellar political career in Texas, Crockett died just two months after arriving there.

The scene was the Alamo, a Catholic mission in San Antonio. General Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna (a former and future president of Mexico) trapped 189 Americans and sympathetic Mexicans inside the religiou...

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