Ten fun facts about Davy Crockett


Fact 1
He is commonly referred to in popular culture by the epithet "King of the Wild Frontier".

Fact 2
He represented Tennessee in the U.S. House of Representatives, served in the Texas Revolution, and died at the Battle of the Alamo.

Fact 3
Crockett grew up in East Tennessee, where he gained a reputation for hunting and storytelling.


Fact 4
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.


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