What is America?

  • (noun): North American republic containing 50 states - 48 conterminous states in North America plus Alaska in northwest North America and the Hawaiian Islands in the Pacific Ocean; achieved independence in 1776.
    Synonyms: United States, United States of America, US, U.S., USA, U.S.A.
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Joseph Bonaparte - America
... He was also reputed to have encountered the Jersey Devil while hunting there ... Reputedly some Mexican revolutionaries offered to crown him Emperor of Mexico in 1820 but he refused. ...
Shriners
... Order of the Nobles of the Mystic Shrine, as well as Shriners North America, changed its name to Shriners International, now covering nearly 200 temples (chapters) across North America ...
Cairn - History - The Americas
... Natives of arctic North America (i.e ... In North America, cairns are often petroforms in the shapes of turtles or other animals ... Cairns have been used since pre-Columbian times throughout Latin America to mark trails ...
Thirteen Colonies
... entities of the United States of America ... their independence and formed a new nation, the United States of America ... the thirteen were part of a larger set of colonies in British America ...
Volkswagen Scirocco - Scirocco III (2008–present) - Absence of A North American Version
... In April 2007, Volkswagen America vice president Adrian Hallmark claimed that Volkswagen preferred not to bring the Scirocco to North America since it could negatively affect GTI sales ... would be made in 2008 by Martin Winterkorn (Volkswagen's CEO), not Volkswagen of America ...

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    Kitsch is the daily art of our time, as the vase or the hymn was for earlier generations. For the sensibility it has that arbitrariness and importance which works take on when they are no longer noticeable elements of the environment. In America kitsch is Nature. The Rocky Mountains have resembled fake art for a century.
    Harold Rosenberg (1906–1978)

    I can never suppose this country so far lost to all ideas of self-importance as to be willing to grant America independence; if that could ever be adopted I shall despair of this country being ever preserved from a state of inferiority and consequently falling into a very low class among the European States.
    George III (1738–1820)

    In countries where associations are free, secret societies are unknown. In America there are factions, but no conspiracies.
    Alexis de Tocqueville (1805–1859)