Daily Lessons for Teaching Sam Houston and the American Southwest

Randolph B. Campbell
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Lesson 1 (from Chapter 1)


John Houston was the creator of Virginia's Timber Ridge Plantation. After Houston died, his son, Samuel, took over. Samuel's activities with the Revolutionary Army took so much time away from Timber Ridge that the plantation failed and went bankrupt. The family decided to sell and move to Tennessee. Although Samuel died before the planned move, the rest of the Houstons would move to Tennessee where young Sam would grow up and start his political career.


1. Compare and contrast Tennessee from the frontier days to Civil War days to present time. What has been the most significant change over the years? How did the U.S. expand the area in the mid to late 1800s? What was Houston's opinion on U.S. expansion?

2. Use a map to mark out various areas of Tennessee and its major landmarks. Also relate it to Texas and more specifically Houston...

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