People, Places, and Artifacts

Houston was one of the most important political figures in the United States in the mid-1800s. He debated most of the key players of the period over the great issues of the time. Here are some of the people who had the greatest influence on his life, and places which were important to his life.

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Video Learning

Browse these clips by subject area and listen to the most prominent experts in the field discuss Houston's life in greater detail.

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Houston Through Time

Follow the key moments in Houston's life with this dynamic, interactive timeline. Also included are many important historical events that occurred during the period.

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For Educators

Classroom tools designed to help students gain a deeper understanding of the life and influence of Sam Houston are found in this section. Lesson plans, podcasts, games, a musical program for student performance, and links to many primary web resources are ready to help your students learn.

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Sam Houston State University
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