Sam Houston 1793-1863, first President of the Republic of Texas after defeating Mexico at San Jacinto.

Sam Houston 1793-1863, first President of the Republic of Texas after defeating Mexico at San Jacinto.

Sam Houston, first grade, historical figures

Sam Houston, first grade, historical figures

Sam Houston, 1848  One of the most colorful and controversial figures in Texas history, Sam Houston was born in Virginia on March 2, 1793. He spent much of his youth, however, in the mountains of Tennessee. There, young Houston became acquainted with the Cherokee Indians, and he spent much time with them, an activity which he much preferred over studies or working on the farm.

Sam Houston, 1848 One of the most colorful and controversial figures in Texas history, Sam Houston was born in Virginia on March 2, 1793. He spent much of his youth, however, in the mountains of Tennessee. There, young Houston became acquainted with the Cherokee Indians, and he spent much time with them, an activity which he much preferred over studies or working on the farm.

"Govern wisely, and as little as possible." - Sam Houston, first President of the Republic of Texas

"Govern wisely, and as little as possible." - Sam Houston, first President of the Republic of Texas

Do right and risk the consequences ~ Sam Houston

Do right and risk the consequences ~ Sam Houston

Sam Houston, Texas

Sam Houston, Texas

15 Iconic Quotes About Texas

15 Iconic Quotes About Texas

Sam Houston Project

Sam Houston Project

I was the first. Vote for Me! - Sam Houston video

I was the first. Vote for Me! - Sam Houston video

Sam Houston.  Sam Houston is best known for being the President of the Republic of Texas and leading the Texans to the defeat of Santa Anna at San Jacinto. The city of Houston is also named after him. But, he was also the governor of Texas during the Civil War, and he opposed the seccession of Texas from the Union. They say everything is bigger in Texas, sideburns included.

Sam Houston. Sam Houston is best known for being the President of the Republic of Texas and leading the Texans to the defeat of Santa Anna at San Jacinto. The city of Houston is also named after him. But, he was also the governor of Texas during the Civil War, and he opposed the seccession of Texas from the Union. They say everything is bigger in Texas, sideburns included.

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