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How The United States Got Nicknamed Uncle Sam

On September  7, 1813, the United States got its nickname, Uncle Sam. The name is linked to Samuel Wilson, a meat packer from Troy, New York, who supplied barrels of beef to the United States Army during the War of 1812. 311 more words

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The Origins of American Symbol Uncle Sam

When Samuel Wilson moved to Troy, New York in 1789, he had no idea that he would become the inspiration for an American symbol. Four years after arriving in Troy, Samuel and his brother started a meatpacking business called E. 321 more words

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When I Say the Word Reconstruction, What Comes to Your Mind?

What is the first answer that pops into your head when you read the title question?  Hold that thought.

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