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What did Americans call hamburgers during World War I?

How did this meal appear in the first place?
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During WWI, Americans changed the name of hamburgers to liberty sandwiches following the German etymology of “hamburger.” The meal appeared first in the 1840s, at a time when there many German immigrants in the US due to political motives. The US experienced the importation of high-quality beef from Hamburg leading to a coining for the meal’s name.

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