America’s Birth Certificate: Who Named the United States of America?

The USA could have been called the United States of Columbia

Columbia
A poster of Columbia, the personification of America, from World War 1draped in a gown of the American flag. Columbia was an alternative name for America. Image source: Wikimedia Commons.

The people of Italy are called Italians. Japan is home to the Japanese. Australians come from Australia. So why do we use the term “Americans” instead of “United Statesians” to refer to those who live in the United States? Surely this is something…

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Prateek Dasgupta, M.S.

Prateek Dasgupta, M.S.

Top writer in History, Science, Art, Food, and Culture. Interested in lost civilizations and human evolution. Contact: prateekdasgupta@gmail.com