1. On May 9, 1840, Sam Houston, aged 47, married for a third time.
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5. Sam Houston sought the presidential nomination at the Know Nothing party's 1856 national convention, but the party nominated former President Millard Fillmore.
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7. Sam Houston voted against the act, in part because he believed that Native Americans would lose much of their land as a result of the act.
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12. Sam Houston was the first person to serve as the governor of a state and then be elected to the US Senate by another state.
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13. Sam Houston chose to align with the Democratic Party, which contained many of his old political allies, including President Polk.
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15. Sam Houston appointed Anson Jones as secretary of state, Asa Brigham as secretary of the treasury, George Washington Hockley as secretary of war, and George Whitfield Terrell as attorney general.
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16. Sam Houston defeated Burnet in the 1841 Texas presidential election, winning a large majority of the vote.
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17. Sam Houston was succeeded by Mirabeau B Lamar, who, along with Burnet, led a faction of Texas politicians opposed to Houston.
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18. Sam Houston sought normalized relations with Mexico and, despite some resistance from the legislature, arranged the release of Santa Anna.
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21. In November, Sam Houston joined with most other delegates in voting for a measure that demanded Texas statehood and the restoration of the 1824 Constitution of Mexico.
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26. Sam Houston aided Jackson's successful campaign in the 1828 presidential election.
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29. In early 1817, Sam Houston was assigned to a clerical position in Nashville, serving under the adjutant general for the army's Southern Division.
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37. Sam Houston voted for the Compromise of 1850, which settled many of the territorial issues left over from the Mexican–American War and the annexation of Texas.
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39. Sam Houston left office due to term limits in 1838, but won election to another term in the 1841 Texas presidential election.
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40. Sam Houston served under General Andrew Jackson in the War of 1812, and after the war he presided over the removal of many Cherokee from Tennessee.
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