American

American

American(s) may refer to:

  • A person or attribute of one of the nations of the Americas
  • Americans, citizens or attributes of or from the United States of America
    • See also: Citizenship in the United States, Names for United States citizens
  • The indigenous peoples of the Americas
  • A person of American ethnicity

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    There exists in a great part of the Northern people a gloomy diffidence in the moral character of the government. On the broaching of this question, as general expression of despondency, of disbelief that any good will accrue from a remonstrance on an act of fraud and robbery, appeared in those men to whom we naturally turn for aid and counsel. Will the American government steal? Will it lie? Will it kill?—We ask triumphantly.
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