Answer the following questions after viewing the Sam Houston video: Sam Houston--A Man of Honor.
Note: This on-camera Video Quiz is presented after the closing credits for the video. Please make as many copies as needed for class use.
- What was Houston's Indian name?
- What was the name of the battle in which Houston fought under Andrew Jackson?
- Why do you think Houston left home to live with the Indians?
- Who commanded the Mexican army at the Battle of San Jacinto?
- Houston was the governor of which two states?
- Did the Battle of San Jacinto occur before or after the Battle of the Alamo?
- Did the Battle of San Jacinto occur before or after the Civil War?
- What was written inside the ring that Houston received from his mother? Why do you think she did this?
- What was the name of the Indian tribe in which Houston was adopted?
- What were the results of the Battle of San Jacinto?
- Why do you think Houston is a hero for us today?
- If you could meet Sam Houston yourself, what question would you like to ask?
Answers to Video Quiz
- The Raven. In the Cherokee language the word for raven is "Co-lon-neh," and this is what the Indians would have called him.
- The Battle of Horseshoe Bend. There was a horseshoe-shaped bend in the Tallapoosa River, where the Creek Indians had set their defenses. This was in the War of 1812.
- Sam Houston was a restless young man who wanted adventure.
- Santa Anna. His full name was General Antonio López de Santa Anna.
- Tennessee (1827-1829) and Texas (1859-1861).
- After. The Alamo fell March 13, 1836, and the Battle of San Jacinto was April 21, 1836.
- Before. The Civil War began almost 25 years after San Jacinto.
- The word is HONOR. Sam Houston's mother always wanted him to be a man of courage and honor.
- The Cherokee Indians.
- The immediate results were that Texas became an independent nation. The long term results were that Texas eventually became part of the United States, which precipitated a war with Mexico, and from the victory spoils of the war the territory between Texas and California was also added to the United States.