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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Shriners
... In 2010, the Ancient Arabic 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 ...
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. ...
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 ... (Volkswagen's CEO), not Volkswagen of America ...
Thirteen Colonies
... The Thirteen Colonies were some of the colonies on the Atlantic coast of North America founded between 1607 (Virginia) and 1733 (Georgia) by a variety of interests from England and later Great Britain ... known as the founding political entities of the United States of America ... and formed a new nation, the United States of America ...

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Famous quotes containing the word america:

    The great social adventure of America is no longer the conquest of the wilderness but the absorption of fifty different peoples.
    Walter Lippmann (1889–1974)

    In America they carry latch-keys, and walk about with young gentlemen as young gentlemen walk about with each other.
    Anthony Trollope (1815–1882)

    Outside America I should hardly be believed if I told how simply, in my experience, Dover Street merged into the Back Bay.
    Mary Antin (1881–1949)