The True Common Man: David Crockett's Politics

Davy Crockett is perhaps one of the most recognizable legends in American history.  When one hears his name they usually picture a man wearing a coon-skin cap fighting off a bear or dying heroically at the Alamo.  However, Crockett was a politician.  He was a rugged frontiersmen with political savvy who knew the interests of his constituents and acted on them even when it isolated him from political allies.