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Uncle Sam

International Symbol of America

Published by Mason Crest
Distributed by Simon & Schuster

About The Book

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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  • Publisher: Mason Crest (November 17, 2014)
  • Length: 48 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781422287583
  • Ages: 6 - 99

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