Accumulating the power of knowledge given to Crockett from his father, he utilizes this tool in a broader
spectrum when he decided to become involved in politics and even come to challenge powerful figures such as
Andrew Jackson, who at the time swayed many people- Crockett not one of them. Being a key adversary in
Crockett’s life, “Andrew Jackson, from Tennessee, was a forceful proponent of Indian removal” (PBS 3).
Jackson, at the time holding office in the White House, had superior authority in the idea of relocating the
Native Americans. Jackson, possessing a somewhat prejudiced and biased view of the Indians states, “no one
can indulge a more friendly feeling than myself, or would go further in attempting to reclaim them from their
wandering habits and make them a happy, prosperous people” (Jackson 1). It was comments such as these that
pulled Crockett, a former supporter of the president to become an, “Anti-Jacksonian, in his support for
Squatter’s Rights” (Cobia 17). Crockett whom before was seen as, a soft-spoken, newly elected representative
from Western Tennessee, “in 1821 was elected to the Committee of Propositions and Grievances and later in
1826 became a member of the House of Representatives” (Boylston 1),(New World 5-6). It was Jackson’s
influence on Crockett that eventually caused him to overwhelm fellow constituents whom, “opted not to reelect
their people's friend" in the 1833 election (US 21). Crockett, although losing political power, never lost
ambition. It was this trait of avidity, shaped from childhood, that causes him to, “leave for Texas where its war
for independence had begun” (Alfaro128).
His life, Travis, Bowie, Santa Anna and the siege of the Alamo
Davy then met and married a widow with two children. Desiring fewer crowded surroundings in which to live,
as by this time, many settlers were moving to his part of Tennessee, Davy and his wife and four children moved
about eighty miles west, to what is today Giles County, Tennessee. Being quite popular with the people there,
and although he knew little about the law, he was made the area's magistrate. But, legal knowledge really meant
little, as most disputes of the time were handled using common sense, and Crockett had a great deal of that.
When he first took over this position, all the warrants he issued were verbal, but as times progressed, he found
that the warrants had to be in writing. At the beginning he still could barely write his name, but with drive and
ambition, he soon mastered the art of writing.
By this time Crockett was very popular among the townspeople, and soon was chosen a colonel in one of the
state’s regiments. A great storyteller, his popularity grew and soon he was asked to run for the legislature.
Crockett accepted the challenge, but soon admitted that he did not know what the legislature was. Following a