Sam Houston was born in 1793 in Timber Ridge Church, Virginia to his parents Samuel and Elizabeth Houston were from Pennsylvania. After his dad passed when he was thirteen, his mom moved him and his eight siblings to Maryville, Blount County, Tennessee. Houston had never really been in school until moving to Tennessee, but once he started learning he was hooked. Being forced to work in his family’s store over learning did not go well so Sam ran away from home. He joined the Cherokee Indians and “he sojourned for three years with the band of Chief Oolooteka, who adopted him and gave him the Indian name Colonneh, or "the Raven."” (Texas State Historical Association). After turning 18, Houston left the Native American tribe and created a school to earn money, after a few years of that he joined the military to ...
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...was the longest and most influential. To the United States, he was a good communicator and leader to bring the two countries together under one law. When he was the governor of Tennessee, he did not do anything to stand out other than be a follower and friend of Andrew Jackson, which at this time was an important political factor. During his time in Texas as political figure, he was very like and hated all at once. In the beginning, he did work to get the Mexican people involved in the government that was forming, letting know they have a voice in the matter. After going to war with Mexico, causing separation between the cultures, Texas needed a major unification to get everyone back together to prevent future battles and difficulties for the state. Texas becoming an annexed state was Houston’s main focus, and this was a problem causing more struggles for the state.
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