Why America as a country dubbed "Uncle Sam" (Uncle Sam)?. Here's the story, there were people named Samuel Wilson. He was born in Arlington, dated 13 September 1766. At age 14, he became a volunteer fighter for his country. As an adult, he opened a meat packing business in New York. He bertong-tong meat supply for U.S. troops in the War of 1812.
In 1812 the amount of goods purchased for the army in Troy, NY, by Elbert Anderson, a government contractor. Items are checked by two brothers, Ebenezer and Samuel Wilson. Samuel Wilson is often called "Uncle Sam" by his friend. Each package is marked initials E.A.-U.S. At the time asked for the meaning of these initials, workers jokingly replied that EA is Elbert Anderson and Uncle Sam U.S. is supposed to be the United States. So the title became popular among the workers, soldiers, and people, and the Government of the United States now known as "Uncle Sam"
The story above is finally wrote in a newspaper. In the 1860s and 1870s, political cartoonist Thomas Nast began popularizing the image of Uncle Sam. Nast developed the image by giving Uncle Sam the white beard and the clothes are motivated stars and stripes. Nast is also the one who created the image of Santa Claus and the elephant as a symbol of the Republican Party. On September 1961 the U.S. Congress recognizes Samuel Wilson as America's national symbol embryo.
Uncle Sam Wilson is regarded as a role model of an entrepreneur who likes to work hard and love for his homeland. Wilson died at age 88 years in 1854 and was buried in Oakwood Cemetery in Troy, New York. The city claims the title of 'Uncle Sam.' Finally, Uncle Sam's name was officially adopted for the nickname American countries. The Americans are now proud of the nickname and imagery owned by Uncle Sam.