Texas Is A State Of The Wild Frontier

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Texas Texas is a state that is dearly loved by its inhabitants, and even some who do not live there. Despite how many people love it, there are a lot of people who dislike Texas and the pride Texans have for it. Texas fought for independence from a country much larger than itself, and then chose to become a part of the United States, while still reserving the right to secede. Many people do not take into accord the reasons why Texans are so proud. Perhaps the most famous Texans are men who weren’t even born in the state. David “Davy” Crockett won himself the nickname “King of the Wild Frontier” after many adventures and fighting many battles. It was said he weighed at least one-hundred-and-eighty-pounds and stood over six feet tall, and…show more content…
Crockett knew of a few of President Jackson’s corrupt ways, and after calling him out on these things, President Jackson, nicknamed “Old Hickory” used his powers to keep Davy Crockett from serving a third term in Congress. Angered by this, Crockett said, “If I’m not permitted to serve my own country any longer, my constituents can go to hell, and I will go where people need me, that place being Texas” (Kubiak 87-88). This is a quote that became very popular among modern Texans after being shortened to “You may all go to hell, and I will go to Texas.” When he arrived in Texas in January of 1836 with twelve other men, he read the oath of Texas allegiance. He turned down a position of command, and stated that he wanted to defend the most defenseless part of the Alamo (Kubiak 102, 90). The first shot fired at the Battle of the Alamo was by Davy Crockett, which caused the first blood to fall. It was reported that Davy Crockett hit his target at least 300 feet away. After the Texan soldiers had been destroyed, Santa Anna sent in his men to find the leaders of the Texans. They found David Crockett amidst a room full of dead Mexican soldiers (Kubiak 91). David Crockett has since been named a hero to all Texans. Alongside Davy Crockett, there were two other men who were seen as leaders of the Texas Revolution: William B. Travis and Jim Bowie. All three of them died together during the Battle of the Alamo. Bowie, who had contracted pneumonia and typhoid, and had no
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