Davy Crockett – Recall Davy Crockett (TV-PG; 2:03) Davy Crockett biography on his investigation and interest of finding Texas into his departure at the Battle of the Alamo in 1836.
In 1813, he participated in a massacre from the Creek at Tallushatchee. Davy Crockett was reelected to Congress twice before leaving politics to fight in the Texas Revolution. On March 6, 1836, Crockett was killed in the Battle of the Alamo in San Antonio, Texas.
Crockett’s dad instructed him to fire a rifle when he was only 8 years old. As a child, he eagerly followed his older brothers on hunting excursions. However, when the youngster turned 13, his dad insisted that he register in school. After just four days of presence, Crockett “whupped the tar” from the class bully and was fearful to go back lest he face punishment or retribution. Rather, Rebecca ran away from house and spent another three years roaming, while honing his skills as a woodsman. Just before he turned 16, Crockett went home and helped work off his dad’s debt to some guy named John Kennedy. Following the debt was paid, Rebecca continued working for Kennedy.
In 1813, following the War of 1812 broke out, Crockett signed up to be a lookout in the militia under Major John Gibson. Stationed in Winchester, Tennessee, Crockett joined a mission to get vengeance for the Creek Indians’ earlier assault on Fort Mims, Alabama. In November of this year, the militia massacred the Indians’ town of Tallushatchee, Alabama. Crockett was fired as a fourth sergeant in 1815, and went home to his family in Tennessee. Back at house, Crockett became an associate of the Tennessee State House of Representatives from 1821 to 1823. In 1825, Crockett ran for the 19th U.S. Congress, but lost.
Running as a Jacksonian nominee in 1826, Crockett earned a seat in the 20th U.S. Congress. In March of 1829, he shifted his political position to anti-Jacksonian and was reelected to the 21st Congress. In another election, he failed to garner a seat in the 22nd Congress. He was, nevertheless, elected to the 23rd Congress in 1833. Crockett’s stint in Congress reasoned in 1835, after his run for reelection to the 24th Congress finished in defeat.
During his political career, Crockett acquired a reputation as a frontiersman that, while at times exaggerated, elevated him to people superstar status. While Crockett was really a skilled woodsman, his notability as a Herculean, rebellious, sharpshooting, story-spinning and larger than life frontiersman was at least partly a product of his attempts to package himself and win votes during his political campaigns. The strategy proved mostly successful; his popularity helped him get the better of the incumbent nominee in his 1833 play for reelection to Congress. After Crockett lost the 1835 congressional election, he grew disillusioned with politics and chose to join the struggle in the Texas War of Independence. On March 6, 1836, Rebecca was killed in the Battle of the Alamo in San Antonio, Texas.