Your missing the point here,
Americans think that they ALONE are America.
Ask an American what is the population of America, they think you mean the USA only.
My point was to prove that Canada also is America.
If I said Canada alone was America, now you would get mad, no???
I'm not talking at all about the name Americans, that's something else. Thats a perfect name
I might be wrong, but I think the USA was the first nation to establish it's independence from a colonial power. So I think that maybe a reason the term American is sometimes applied solely to ppl from the USA. I hardly think that ppl from the colonies (before their becoming independent) referred to themselves as anything other than citizens of their native countries.