Ten fun facts about Davy Crockett
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He is commonly referred to in popular culture by the epithet "King of the Wild Frontier".
He represented Tennessee in the U.S. House of Representatives, served in the Texas Revolution, and died at the Battle of the Alamo.
Crockett grew up in East Tennessee, where he gained a reputation for hunting and storytelling.
His popularity led in the 20th century to television and movie portrayals.Fact 5
He became one of the best-known American folk heroes.Fact 6
After being made a colonel in the militia of Lawrence County, Tennessee, he was elected to the Tennessee state legislature in 1821.Fact 7
In 1825, Crockett was elected to the U.S. Congress, where he vehemently opposed many of the policies of President Andrew Jackson, most notably the Indian Removal Act.Fact 8
Crockett's opposition to Jackson's policies led to his defeat in the 1831 elections.Fact 9
Crockett became famous in his own lifetime for larger-than-life exploits popularized by stage plays and almanacs.Fact 10
After his death, he continued to be credited with acts of mythical proportion. Go to more people facts ❯
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