why Americans are called Yankee?
December 4, 2006 8:03am CST
I want to know.
• United States
4 Dec 06
Well it might not be where the term Yankee originated from. I got this off of a Website about Civil war. Rebel: Also known as "Rebs," Rebels were southerners of the seceding states. Rebel soldiers were feared among northerners for their fighting spirit, evoked by the Rebel yell. Yankee: A northerner. Sometimes known to southerners as "Damn Yankees," they were viewed as interfering in the sovereign rights of southern states.