• "Have Your Answers Ready," 1917, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Collection (accessed November 12, 2009).
  • James Baillie, "Uncle Sam and his servants" (New York: 1844), Prints and Photographs Collection, Library of Congress (accessed November 12, 2009).

American Personalities: Uncle Sam and Lady Liberty


Uncle Sam and Lady Liberty—for over a century, these two characters have personified the United States and popular conception of the nation’s ideals. Answer these questions about the roles these characters have played, including soldier, tyrant, police officer, financier, judge, deity, and champion of the oppressed.