Learner Expectation Content Standard: 5.0 History involves people, events, and issues. Students will evaluate evidence to develop comparative and causal analyses, and to interpret primary sources. They will construct sound historical arguments and perspectives on which informed decisions in contemporary life can be based. 5.06 Identify major events, people, and patterns in Tennessee.
In this activity you will: You will learn about the life of John Sevier, the first Governor of Tennessee. Create a paragraph explaining the major contributions of John Sevier, as a leader, in Tennessee history.
John Sevier 1745-1815 First Governor of Tennessee
Early Years Born in 1745 Rockingham County, Virginia Attended common school and the academy at Fredericksburg Farmer, soldier, merchant, and surveyor
Early Life Married Sarah Hawkins in 1761 Moved with family to Holston River area (Tennessee) Settled on Nolichucky River, nicknamed Nolichucky Jack Owned plantations in Tennessee
Revolutionary War Era Served as Lt. Colonel at the Siege of Fort Watauga Marries Catherine Sherrill in 1780 after death of first wife
Revolutionary War Era Fought in the Battle of Kings Mountain
After the War Elected Governor of the proclaimed State of Franklin in 1785, served 3 years Elected as a Democrat to the First Congress from North Carolina 1789-1791
After the War Appointed as Brigadier General of Militia for Washington District of the Territory South of the Ohio Highly respected for service in the Militia
After the War Chosen as the first Governor of Tennessee Served from 1796-1801 and 1803-1809
After the War Elected from Tennessee to the Twelfth, Thirteenth, and Fourteenth Congresses and served from 1811 until his death in 1815
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