was elected again in 1832.
although his eccentricities of dress and manner excited comment, he was
always popular on account of his shrewd common sense and homely wit; although
generally favoring Jackson's policy, he was entirely independent and refused
to vote to please any party leader.
end of the congressional term, he joined the Texans in the war against
Mexico, and in 1836 was one of the roughly 180 men who died defending the
Alamo. Tradition has it that Crockett was one of only six survivors after
the Mexicans took the fort, and that he and the others were taken out and
executed by firing squad.