americanism americanism  /ə ˈmɛ rɪ kə ˌnɪ zəm/


  1. (n) loyalty to the United States and its institutions
  2. (n) an expression that is characteristic of English as spoken by Americans
  3. (n) a custom that is peculiar to the United States or its citizens


  1. Showing their patriotism

    When the national anthem plays, don’t be certain that the youngsters listening are tuned out. Recently three scholars in local schools were named winners of the annual Hyannis Elks Lodge Americanism essay contest, the subject of which was What Does the National Anthem Mean to You?
    on June 14, 2013     Source: The Barnstable Patriot

  2. People on the Move

    All American: Linda Hartmann, facility manager at State Bank of the Lakes Grayslake location, was recently recognized by the Grayslake Exchange Club with their “All American Award” for her dedication to the Exchange Club and its commitment to its core missions. The missions include making their communities better places to live through programs of service in Americanism, community service, youth ...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Lake County News-Sun


  1. "But in Europe, there is an anti-Americanism that is at once casual, but can also be insidious. Instead of recognizing the good that America so often does in the world, there have been times where Europeans chose to blame America for much of what's...
    on Apr 3, 2009 By: Barack Obama Source: Kansas City Star

  2. "I stress that we have no problem with the American people, no inborn anti-Americanism. And we hope that our partners, the US administration, will make a choice in favor of full-fledged relations with Russia," Medvedev said.
    on Nov 5, 2008 By: Dmitry Medvedev Source:

  3. "It is no secret that I am a lifelong admirer of America. I have no truck with anti-Americanism in Britain or elsewhere in Europe," Brown said. "I believe that our ties with America - founded on values we share - constitute our most important...
    on Nov 12, 2007 By: Gordon Brown Source: Forbes

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