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David (Davy) Crockett (August 17, 1786 - March 6, 1836) was an American _________________________________, bear hunter, sharpshooter, soldier, legislator, and folk hero. Davy was born in a _________________________________ near Limestone, in eastern Tennessee. He was the fifth of nine children born to John and Rebecca Hawkins _________________________________ and had little formal _________________________________. In 1806, when he was 20 _________________________________ old, Crockett _________________________________ Polly Finlay; they had two _________________________________.

Crockett joined the US _________________________________ in 1813 and he served under Andrew _________________________________, fighting the Creek _________________________________ in the southeastern US until 1814. After becoming a Colonel in 1818, Crockett went on to serve in the Tennessee legislature from 1821 to 1822 and from 1823 to 1824, and represented Tennessee in the U.S. _________________________________ from 1827 to 1831 and from 1833 to 1835. In 1834, Crockett wrote his _________________________________, "A Narrative of the Life of David Crockett, of the State of _________________________________."

After losing a congressional election in 1836, Crockett decided that his _________________________________ career was over. Crockett soon took his family to _________________________________ near San Antonio, Texas, which had recently declared its independence from _________________________________. Crockett and almost 200 other Texan volunteers died on March 6, _________________________________ in the Battle of the Alamo, after unsuccessfully defending the _________________________________ for 13 _________________________________ against an army of Mexican _________________________________.



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