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Uncle Sam

12 minutes 22 seconds

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What is a symbol? How did Uncle Sam develop as a symbol? Was Uncle Sam a real person? Answers these questions, and examines the background of Uncle Sam and its uses in United States history. Uncle Sam represents both our country and its citizens.

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Runtime: 12 minutes 22 seconds

Words that read, "Join or die," appear beneath a sketch of a snake cut into 8 segments, with the initials of the first 8 states of the U, S next to each segment. Behind that is a painting of a colonial battle. Caption. The 'Join or Die' flag.
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