[explaining to Andrew Jackson what would happen if he is elected to Congress]
Davy Crockett: I wouldn't be takin' orders from you, General. I'd be takin' 'em from them that elected me.
Davy Crockett: Expansion ain't no excuse for persecutin' a whole part of our people because their skin is red and they're uneducated in our ways.
Davy Crockett: We got a responsibility to this strappin', fun-lovin', britches-bustin' young b'ar cub of a country... to help it grow into the kind of nation the Good Lord meant it to be.
[first speech in Congress]
Davy Crockett: I'm Davy Crockett, fresh from the backwoods. I'm half horse, half alligator and a little touched with snappin' turtle. I got the fastest horse, the prettiest sister, the surest rifle and the ugliest dog in Tennessee. My father can lick any man in Kentucky, and I can lick my father. I can hug a bear too close for comfort and lick any man alive opposed to Andy Jackson. Now some Congressmen take a lot of pride in sayin' a lot about nothin', like I'm doin' right now... Others don't do nothin' for their pay but just listen day in and day out. I wish I may be shot if I don't do more than listen.