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. ...
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 ... political entities of the United States of America ... their independence and formed a new nation, the United States of America ...
Shriners
... 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 ...
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 ...
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 ... by Martin Winterkorn (Volkswagen's CEO), not Volkswagen of America ...

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    America was indebted to immigration for her settlement and prosperity. That part of America which had encouraged them most had advanced most rapidly in population, agriculture and the arts.
    James Madison (1751–1836)

    The rarest of all things in American life is charm. We spend billions every year manufacturing fake charm that goes under the heading of “public relations.” Without it, America would be grim indeed.
    Anita Loos (1888–1981)

    Can a free people restrain crime without sacrificing fundamental liberties and a heritage of compassion?... Let us show that we can temper together those opposite elements of liberty and restraint into one consistent whole. Let us set an example for the world of a law-abiding America glorying in its freedom as well as its respect for law.
    Gerald R. Ford (b. 1913)