Davy Crockett 1786–1836
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A man from Tennessee, Davy Crockett, or David Crockett,
was a frontiersman. This meant that Mr. Crockett knew how to hunt bears.
Davy Crockett was a soldier in the
War of 1812
and served under General
He loved to tell a good ole story, which helped him to get some good
jobs in politics. He ended up being several times elected into the
US House of Representatives.
Davy Crockett didn't get re-elected in 1835, so
he packed his raccoon-cap and went down to Texas, where he
celebrated retirement by defending the
Alamo against General
Antonio López de
Santa Anna and too many Mexicans.
Davy Crockett became a legend.
The Alamo, San
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs