Why America is called 'Uncle Sam', where did this name come from

Why America is called 'Uncle Sam', where did this name come from

America is the country where the dollar controls the world economy and where the President decides on the future of many countries. That's why you have often seen experts using the word 'Uncle Sam' for America. The term Uncle Sam is used to express the power of the American government. Since the beginning of the 19th century, Uncle Sam has emerged as a popular symbol of government in American culture. If someone says that Uncle Sam is a fictitious character, then someone believes that America got the title of Uncle Sam in the name of a person. Let us tell you today who are Uncle Sam and why call America by this name.

What is Uncle Sam's history

Uncle Sam, a good special history is also hidden behind this name. A name that gave America a new identity and because of which today the world has started seeing a different power of American. On 7 September 1813, America got its name 'Uncle Sam'. This new name was associated with Samuel Wilson, a meat packer from Troy, New York. Wilson, in fact, supplied beef to the US Army during a war in 1812.

Soldiers named Uncle Sam

Wilson wrote the United States of America on all barrels of beef. But the soldiers started calling it as 'Uncle Sam'. At that time, a local news paper published this development. Gradually, the name 'Uncle Sam' was on everyone's tongue. After this, people started using 'Uncle Sam' for the US government.

How did you get the popularity

In 1870 cartoonist Thomas Nast popularized this nickname with a photo of Uncle Sam. Nast designed a picture of a man wearing a white beard and a suit with stripes and stars. This picture is being paired with Uncle Sam today and often you will see this picture. However, it is also said that artist James Montgomery Flaug designed Uncle Sam's picture which became more famous.

National Emblem told in 1916

Uncle Sam is shown in a long top and blue jacket in the picture of the flag. During the First World War, this picture became very famous with a sentence by Uncle Sam. In the picture with Uncle Sam, it was written, 'I want you for the US Army. 'The same picture was published on the cover page of Leslie in July 1916 and then it got a new success. In September 1916, the US Congress called Uncle Sam a national symbol.

Uncle Sam Day

Uncle Sam Day became official in 1989. On 13 September 1989, the US Congress passed a resolution. In this proposal jointly passed, it was approved to celebrate Samuel Wilson's birthday as 'Uncle Sam's Day'. In 2015, My Heritage, a family study firm, conducted research on Uncle Sam's family tree. The company claimed that it has found out about those people who are alive and their relatives.


New Zealand shaken by earthquake tremors, magnitude 6.4 on Richter scale, constant shaking earth raised concern

New Zealand shaken by earthquake tremors, magnitude 6.4 on Richter scale, constant shaking earth raised concern

New Zealand is shaken once again by the strong tremors of the Earthquake. On Saturday, the northern islands of the country were shaken by the vibration of the earth. The earthquake on the Richter scale was 6.4. In New Zealand on Friday, earthquake tremors were felt, after which tsunami warnings were issued. The US Geological Survey has given this information. At the same time, there is no news of any kind of loss of life or property due to the earthquake. A tsunami warning has not been issued for the earthquake that has struck today.

These tremors were felt late at 12.16 pm local time. Its center was nine kilometers of land 181 kilometers from the city Gisborne, located in the northeast. No casualties were reported after the earthquake. At the same time, no information has been found to damage any building or house. On the other hand, tsunami warnings have not been issued. Significantly, in the last few days, the sharp tremors of earthquake are being felt in New Zealand.

Three times earthquake shook New Zealand

A powerful 8.1 magnitude earthquake occurred in New Zealand late on Thursday night. In fact, earthquake tremors were felt on Kermadec Islands in New Zealand. The earthquake on the Richter scale was 8.1. Tsunami warning was issued in New Zealand after this earthquake. During this time people started running out of their homes. In all, three times the earthquake raised the concerns of New Zealanders. A tsunami warning was issued after the earthquake.

Warning was given for waves up to three meters

At the same time, the authorities asked the people living in the coastal areas to leave their homes and move to a safe place, because of the threat of tsunami here. However, the warning that was issued for lifting up to three meters, the effect was not seen. Although the height of the waves in the coastal areas increased, but its level was not dangerous. On the other hand, the authorities have still warned that people should stay away from the coastal area and beach.

Why do earthquakes occur?

There are seven plates roaming inside the earth. Where there is a collision of these plates, it is called fault line zone. Due to their collision, the corners of the plates start to turn, due to which the pressure starts to build. This causes the plates to break and the energy exiting from them looks for a way to get out. When this energy goes out, it causes earthquakes.


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