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Americans, or American people, are citizens of the United States of America. The country is home to people of different national origins. As a result, Americans do not equate their nationality with ethnicity, but with citizenship. With the exception of the Native American population, generally all Americans or their ancestors immigrated within the past five centuries. Also, there are other groups that did not immigrate to the United States but became American because of American expansion in the late 19th century. These groups are people from Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Guam, and the Philippine Islands.

  • also known as American


"Americans" is a book by Orville Cresap Shirey.

  • also known as "Americans: the story of the 442d combat team"
  • subjects: Italy, World War II, United States of America


"Americans" is a 2012 short film written by Kid Rock, Sean Penn and Jameson Stafford and directed by Jameson Stafford.

  • starring: Sean Penn as Commie
  • released on


"Americans" is a composition.

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Google previewMulticultural America: An Encyclopedia of the Newest Americans [4 volumes] (2011)

by Ronald H. Bayor

By common agreement, and for the purposes of this chapter, Jamaican Americans are considered Americans of Jamaican heritage, or Jamaican-born people who live in the United States of America. Moreover, the identity is ascribed to those ...

Google previewAn Australian Dictionary for North Americans (2000)

by Noel Funge

Therefore, to North Americans, when Australians ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Minorities in American Politics: Hispanic Americans and Native Americans (2000)

by Jeffrey D. Schultz

Mexican Americans who left rural work for urban employment had to develop new skills and move to urban areas. By 1 990 close to 94 percent of Mexican Americans were urban dwellers. Concern about discrimination shifted to issues more ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Obesity (2008)

J - Z by Kathleen Keller

million African Americans in the United States, making up 12.9 percent of the total population. In 2003, the Census Bureau announced that the Hispanic/Latino group had surpassed the ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Police Science (2007)

by Jack R. Greene

Research during the last fifty years has consistently documented that African Americans distrust and have more negative views of the police than do Caucasian Americans (Sunshine and Tyler 2003; Roberts and Stalans 2000; Huang and ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Multicultural Psychology (2006)

by Yo Jackson

Census, Korean Americans are one of the fastest growing immigrant groups in the United States. More than a million Korean Americans live in the United States, representing the fourth largest Asian American ethnic ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Social Deviance (2014)

by Craig J. Forsyth, Heith Copes

African Americans (10.7%), Whites (9.1%), Hispanics (8.1%), and Asians (3.5%).

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Environmentalists are a socialist group of individuals that are the tool of the Democrat Party. I'm proud to say that they are my enemy. They are not Americans, never have been Americans, never will be Americans. (Don Young)
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Scrabble value of A1M3E1R1I1C3A1N1S1

The value of this 9-letter word is 13 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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