1.Cartographer Put 'America' on the Map 500 years Ago
2.DeLear, Byron (July 4, 2013) Who coined 'United States of America'? Mystery might have intriguing answer.
@http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/Politics/2013/0704/Who-coined-United-States-of-America-Mystery-might-have-intriguing-answer "Historians have long tried to pinpoint exactly when the name 'United States of America' was first used and by whom. A new find suggests the man might have been George Washington himself." Christian Science Monitor (Boston, MA).
3."To the inhabitants of Virginia," by A PLANTER. Dixon and Hunter's Virginia Gazette #1287
@http://research.history.org/DigitalLibrary/VirginiaGazette/VGIssueThumbs.cfm?IssueIDNo=76.DH.16 ? April 6, 1776, Williamsburg, Virginia. Letter is also included in Peter Force's American Archives Vol. 5
4.You read it here first
5.DeLear, Byron (August 16, 2012). "Who coined the name 'United States of America'? Mystery gets new twist."
@http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/Politics/The-Vote/2012/0816/Who-coined-the-name-United-States-of-America-Mystery-gets-new-twist#disqus_thread Christian Science Monitor (Boston, MA).
6.Jefferson's "original Rough draught" of the Declaration of Independence
7.The Charters of Freedom
8.The Threat of Anarchy Leads to the Constitution of the United States
9.Washington State Place Names
10.For example, the U.S. embassy in Spain calls itself the embassy of the "Estados Unidos", literally the words "states" and "united", and also uses the initials "EE.UU.", the doubled letters implying plural use in Spanish http://spanish.madrid.usembassy.gov/ Elsewhere on the site "Estados Unidos de Am?rica" is used http://spanish.madrid.usembassy.gov/es/educacion/benjamin_2013.html
11.Life in These, Uh, This United States
12.G. H. Emerson, The Universalist Quarterly and General Review, Vol. 28 (Jan. 1891), p. 49, quoted in Zimmer paper above.
13.Wilson, Kenneth G. (1993). The Columbia Guide to Standard American English. New York: Columbia University Press, pp. 27?28. ISBN 0-231-06989-8.