b. National Republicans
Crockett was born on Aug. 17, 1786.
Not only was he an expert at navigating the backwoods of Tennessee, he also knew his way around the wilds of Congress as a three-term member of the House of Representatives.
Crockett aligned himself politically with the National Republicans. Party members called themselves Anti-Jacksonians for their opposition to the policies of Pres. Andrew Jackson, such as the Indian Removal Act.
Crockett's dislike for Jackson extended to his Vice President, Martin Van Buren. He vowed to leave for Texas if Van Buren won the presidency and he was as good as his word. Crockett joined the fight for Texas independence and died defending the Alamo against the Mexican army.