Sam Houston was one of the most independent, unique, popular, forceful, and dramatic individuals to enter the stage of American history.
Sam Houston shaped American History. As the Commander-in-Chief of the Army of the Republic of Texas, he led the charge in a battle-the Battle at the San Jacinto-that changed the course of American history. Events that followed from that battle led to the annexation by the United States of territory covering at least 8 western states, and completed the manifest destiny of spreading the United States of America from the Atlantic to the Pacific.
He was a man of incredible contrasts. His life was a whirlwind of rising and falling fortunes. He was loved-he was despised. There was no middle ground for opinions. He consorted with American Presidents, but at times he was a rough frontiersman, living in the wilderness in huts and Indian wigwams.
He was a man of destiny. He was the founder of a nation. At one time or another Sam Houston was the governor of two different states, a President, a U.S. senator, and a U.S. congressman.
Join us in this study of the life of a true American Hero.