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.