A Dictionary of American History

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Author: Thomas L. Purvis  | Date: 1995

Crockett, David

Crockett, David (b. Greene County, Tenn., 17 August 1786; d. San Antonio, Tex., 6 March 1836) “Davy” Crockett served in the Creek War as a militia sergeant. He entered the Tenn. legislature in 1820, became a political enemy of Andrew Jackson, and was elected to Congress for the Whig party in 1827, 1831, and 1833. Upon his final political defeat in 1835, he reportedly told his constituents, “You can go to Hell, I’m going to Texas,” and joined the Texas Revolt. He was among seven Americans murdered in cold blood after surrendering at the Alamo.

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Chicago: Thomas L. Purvis, "Crockett, David," A Dictionary of American History in A Dictionary of American History (Cambridge, Mass.: Blackwell Reference, 1995), Original Sources, accessed April 26, 2018, http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=CNAYAAU8JEIB2WA.

MLA: Purvis, Thomas L. "Crockett, David." A Dictionary of American History, in A Dictionary of American History, Cambridge, Mass., Blackwell Reference, 1995, Original Sources. 26 Apr. 2018. www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=CNAYAAU8JEIB2WA.

Harvard: Purvis, TL, 'Crockett, David' in A Dictionary of American History. cited in 1995, A Dictionary of American History, Blackwell Reference, Cambridge, Mass.. Original Sources, retrieved 26 April 2018, from http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=CNAYAAU8JEIB2WA.