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Uncle Sam teaches Humpty Dumpty early American history
along with a little pestering and annoyances by Lucky Cat. Kids learn about the
signing of the Declaration of Independence, the writing of the Constitution, the
Revolutionary War, the move out west, and the Battle of the Alamo to the Civil
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Along this exciting trip through time Humpty Dumpty
learns about famous people such as Benjamin Franklin, George Washington, Davy
Crockett, Abraham Lincoln, and more. Did you know for instance that George
Washington never suffered a wound his entire military career, and that Benjamin
Franklin hated the choice of the bald eagle as America's official bird?
Learn what derailed Davy Crockett's political career before
he took off to fight the Battle of the Alamo plus find out what was life like in
the old west. Most importantly this book puts a focus on the Constitution's Bill
of Rights, and the signing of the Declaration of Independence, things that all
Americans should be familiar with.
This book isn't just for fun. Today, more than ever,
knowledge of American history is vital to the education and future of American's
young in an era where it seems even college age students fail to know the
simplest historical facts. This book helps teach kids the basics of American
history that every American should know. The Founding Fathers would love it.
Inside the book are not only fun cartoon images designed to
get a laugh or two, but there's also a lot of amazing full color classic art of
Here's the full back and front cover.
Here's a image from the book featuring George Washington crossing the Delaware
with Uncle Sam and freezing Humpty Dumpty.
Abraham Lincoln having his picture taken with Humpty Dumpty.
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Historical trivia not in the book
Uncle Sam (initials U.S.) is a common personification of the United States of
American that, according to legend, came into use during the War of 1812 and was
supposedly named for Samuel Wilson. Uncle Sam's actual origin is obscure. He
represents a manifestation of patriotic emotion.
The first use of Uncle Sam in formal literature (as distinct from newspapers)
was in the 1816 allegorical book "The Adventures of Uncle Sam in Search After
His Lost Honor" by Frederick Augustus Fidfaddy, Esq. An Uncle Sam is mentioned
as early as 1775, in the original "Yankee Doodle" lyrics of the American
Revolutionary War. It is not clear whether this reference is to Uncle Sam as a
metaphor for the United States, or to an actual person named Sam. The lyrics as
a whole celebrate the military efforts of the young nation, besieging the
British at Boston. The 13th stanza is:
Old Uncle Sam come there to change
Some pancakes and some onions,
For 'lasses cakes, to carry home
To give his wife and young ones.
Uncle Sam's appearance didn't become standard until the well-known recruitment
poster of Uncle Sam that was created by James Montgomery Flagg in 1917. It was
inspired by a British recruitment poster showing Lord Kitchener in a similar
pose. It was this image more than any other that set the appearance of Uncle Sam
as the elderly man with white hair and a goatee, wearing a white top hat with
white stars on a blue band, a blue tail coat, and red and white striped
trousers. The poster was used to recruit soldiers in World War I and World War
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