Far too often I hear comments and quotes on CNN regarding American values, or defending America from immigrants (but not the ones from the other continents like Europe, Asia, or Africa). When did American come to only include the United States and to exclude the rest of North, South, and Central America.?
Aren’t Canadians, Mexicans, Brazilians, Argentinians, Cubans, etc also American?
Y’know, somenbody asks this question only about, oh, every week. Try the search function. It’s been answered a billion times before, and it’s not hard to find out even without using the message board at all.
Indeed, it is asked often. And the bottom line is that people from the USA have been known as Americans for a very long time – centuries. Logically, Americans should also mean people from other parts of the continent as well, but languages are not always logical, and this is such a case.