Sam Houston

Sam Houston was an American politician and warleader who lead the Texas Revolution. He defeated Santa Anna at the Battle of San Jacinto which made Texas its own Republic before joining the United States.

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What ankle did Sam Houston get shot in?

I believe that Sam Houston was shot on the left leg.

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What is Sam Houston famous for?

The defeat of Santa Anna at the Battle of San Jacinto.

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How did Sam Houston deal with the Texas debt?

he got money from selling navy ships and other materials. He tried his best but not good enough on his 2nd term he printed money and raised the debt

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History of the United States
Manifest Destiny and Western Expansion
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How did Sam Houston contribute to the manifest destiny?

He made the first giant step by winning independence for Texas.

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US Colleges and Universities
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Were did Sam Houston receive his education?

He attended a local school for six months but later on ran away with the Cherokees who set up a school.

I think he got education in Texas but I am not sure

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Why did people hate Sam Houston?

Perhaps because he was a slaveholder and anti-abolitionist who refused to accept the Confederacy as a viable alternative and remained loyal to the Union.

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How did Sam Houston become famous?

He commanded the Army of Texas when it won the Battle of San Jacinto.

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War and Military History
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What did Sam Houston do in the Battle of San Jacinto?

He commanded the Texas Army despite having two horses shot out from under him and being wounded in the leg.
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What kind of jobs did Sam Houston have?

He was a lawyer.

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What did Sam Houston do in the war of the Alamo?

The Battle of the AlamoThere was no "war" of the Alamo. There was a battle at the Alamo in San Antonio, Texas in March of 1836. Sam Houston did not participate in this battle, although he was commander of the revolutionary forces at the time.

While Col. William B. Travis and 186 other Texas revolutionaries stalled Santa Anna at the Alamo, Sam Houston was moving eastward across Texas, working to recruit and train an army to successfully defeat Santa Anna's forces. A few weeks after the fall of the Texan forces at the Alamo, Sam Houston's army met with Santa Anna's army and quickly defeated the Mexicans at a place called San Jacinto, just east of where present day Houston, Texas is now located.

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What are some alikes between Sam Houston and Mirabeau Lamar?

They were both presidents of the Republic of Texas.

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History of the United States
Texas
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What was sam Houston accomplishments?

Sam Houston was a great political figure. He got Texas independence on the day of the Battle of San Jacinto. He was Governor of both Tennessee and Texas. He was a U.S. Senator and a U.S. Congressmen. He was a frontiersmen, statesmen, great orator, and accomplished military man. He is one of the founding fathers of Texas and a great Indian Rights Supporter.

FYI: He started the saying "Remember the Alamo!.

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Did Sam Houston have any siblings?

He had 4 brothers and 4 sisters

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What was Sam Houston famous for?

The defeat of Santa Anna at the Battle of San Jacinto.

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Where did Sam Houston come from originally?

He was born in Virginia and raised in Tennessee,

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What are 3 good things about Sam Houston?

  1. He made an effort to protect and serve the Native Americans.
  2. He was an honest man.
  3. He sided with the Union when the chips were down.
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Why Sam Houston better than Lamar?

He had prior experience as a Tennessee Congressman and Governor. Lamar was a newcomer to politics.

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What year was sam Houston born?

Sam Houston was born on march 2, 1793 so he was born on the year 1793

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What did Sam Houston stand for?

nothing

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What are Sam Houston' s good qualities?

He was an honest man.

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US Civil War
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Why was Sam Houston removed from office as governor as the civil war was starting?

He refused to take an oath to the Confederate States.

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Was Sam Houston's retreat a big mistake?

No, he fought Santa Anna at a time and place of his choice and defeated him.

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Why did Sam Houston get shot?

He was shot in the foot at the Battle of San Jacinto, but the individual that fired the shot remain unknown and it may have been an accidental discharge by his own men that wounded him.

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What problems did Sam Houston and Lamar face as President of Texas?

Both Texas Presidents had a major public debt to deal with and the Native Americans remained at war with the Texians at every opportunity.

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Why didn't Sam Houston and Colonel Fanning get help at the Alamo?

General Sam Houston did not yet have enough soldiers under his command to relieve the Alamo, so he sent orders for Colonel James Fannin to do it, as Fannin had the largest Texan force available at that time. Fannin complied with the order, but two of his wagons slipped their wheels, and he returned to Fort Defiance. After the Alamo was taken by the Mexican Army, Fannin surrendered Fort Defiance without a fight, whereupon he and his entire command were put to death by the Mexican Army; the infamous Goliad Massacre.

Although Fannin was one of the agitators of the Texan Revolution at Gonzales, he may have been too hestitant to engage Mexico after the Revolution began. He had only 400 Texan troops against 1500 Mexican troops. Houston, although he certainly wanted to help the Alamo, had not even as many troops as Fannin had. As the commander of an army which did not exist yet, Houston had to think strategically, which sometimes means cutting off a finger to save a hand. The Alamo was the finger, and Texas was the hand.

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