Just in time for July 4th, this is a patriotic look at the history of our country from its founding up to the present day. Through it all, the iconic Uncle Sam has rallied and united the American people as a symbol of national pride. In this book, Uncle Sam proudly looks on as General Andrew Jackson defeats the British redcoats in the War of 1812; Sam wears out seven pairs of boots walking westward with the pioneers; together with Lady Liberty, he welcomes the millions of immigrants who graced America's shores at the turn of the century; and Sam is there to give people hope from the Great Depression to the civil rights movement. Uncle Sam has helped people fulfill their dreams and create a better nation, standing with Americans through the decades. Kathryn Hewitt's unique artwork incorporates postage stamps, postcards, and antique images from each era--as well as the faces of the real people who changed history. The back matter lists short bios of each of these notable Americans.