Sam Houston Essay by numero uno

Sam Houston
A study of the life of Samuel Houston, famous American governor.
# 9470 | 1,080 words | 2 sources | MLA | 2002 | US
Published on Jan 31, 2003 in History (Leaders) , History (U.S. After 1865) , Political Science (U.S.)

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This paper documents the life and activities of Sam Houston, one of the most colorful figures of American history during the 19th century. It starts with his early life and the beginnings of his involvement with politics. It deals with his advocation of education and then turns to trace his military career. Finally, the paper tracks his political career right up until his death.

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"Samuel Houston was one of the most colorful figures of American history during the 19th century. He was governor of two states, president of the Republic of Texas, a United States senator, and military hero are but a few of his personal accomplishments. Houston was born on March 2, 1793 near Lexington, Virginia and grew-up in Maryville, Tennessee with his widowed mother. He spent several years as a teenager with the Cherokee Indians, developing close ties with them. He served under Andrew Jackson, studied law, was elected attorney general for Nashville and was appointed adjutant general of Tennessee. Moreover, he served two terms in Congress, and was elected governor of Tennessee. Few men have accomplished as much in their lives, and fewer still were hailed and respected as he was. Houston not only had an illustrious political and military career, but he was an advocate and financier of education."

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