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For whom is America named?

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Amerigo Vespucci (March 9, 1454-February 22, 1512) He realized that the land west of the Atlantic Ocean was big enough to be a new continent. Later, the land mass was named after the Latin version of his name.

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The United States of America is named after Amerigo Vespucci. Vespucci was an Italian explorer who discovered that Columbus discovered a New World: the Americas (which, too, were named after Amerigo). So that explains the America part. The United States part comes from the government of the USA: the USA is a republic and uses political regions known as states. These states are all united into one country, thus forming the United States.

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