Americans and People familiar with USA, know “Uncle Sam” is a national personification of the United States. Several years back when I first came across this term , I didn’t understand it but eventually figured it out from the context. Over the years many times when I came across the term, I was curious on its origin and official status but never bothered to check it out.
Today I took the effort to find out and got the answer from here & here. It dates from the War of 1812 and there are multiple theories behind the actual origin.
I wanted to let you know that I really liked your post on American patriotism on your website http://venkatarangan.com/blog/2006/09/uncle-sam/. I found it to be very informative and interesting to read.Thank you. However, looking at your page I did notice a broken link labeled here for Uncle Sam details. If you are still updating the website I would like to suggest an additional resource with great info. The site is :
Hope your future visitors benefit from it as I did. Thank you for your time and take care.