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Uncle Sam: International Symbol of America

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It is said that the inspiration for the character of Uncle Sam was a man named Sam Wilson, who provided food for the U.S. Army during the War of 1812. By the 1830s, the figure of Uncle Sam had become a personified image of America, commonly used by newspaper and magazine cartoonists to represent the U.S. government’s decisions and policies. Perhaps the best-known image of Uncle Sam was created in 1917, during the First World War—a stern, white-haired man wearing star-spangled clothing, encouraging Americans to do their part to support their nation. Uncle Sam remains an important symbol of the United States and the policies and activities of our government.
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ISBN 978-1-4222-3135-7



ISBN 978-1-4222-8758-3




Copyright: 2015

Dimensions: 6-1/2 x 9-1/4

Page count: 48