USA.... an abbreviation or an acronym?

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If 'UK' stands for 'United Kingdom' and without the use of a 'period', and if 'US' stands for 'United States' and without the use of a 'period', would 'USA' be 'United States America' without the use of a 'period'?


Antigua and Barbuda: AG - ATG

Bosnia and Herzegovina: BA - BIH

Iran, Islamic Republic of: IR - IRN

Micronesia, Federated States: of FM - FSM

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines: VC - VCT

Sao Tome and Principe: ST - STP

South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands: GS - SGS

Svalbard and Jan Mayen: SJ - SJM

Trinidad and Tobago: TT - TTO

Turks and Caicos Islands: TC - TCA

United States: US - USA (Where did the 'A' come from)



It is most similar to:

Micronesia, Federated States of: FM - FSM

hence:

America, United States of: US - USA

2-Letter, 3-Letter, Country Codes for All Countries in the World

Why is it called 'of America'? Why is The 'USA' called United States OF America?

The Americas (also collectively called America; French: Amérique, Spanish/Portuguese: América) comprise the totality of the continents of North and South America.[5][6][7] Together, they make up most of the land in Earth's western hemisphere and comprise the New World.








So the United States OF America would be:

The United "condition, circumstances" OF America.


The Federated States of Micronesia:

Federated: set up as a single centralized unit within which each state or division keeps some internal autonomy.

The, 'set up as a single centralized unit within which each 'state' or 'division' keeps some internal autonomy' 'condition, circumstances', of Micronesia.



The United Federation of America?

The United, 'set up as a single centralized unit within which each 'state' or 'division' keeps some internal autonomy', of America?


Confederation.

The prefix con-, which means “with” or “thoroughly,” appears in numerous English vocabulary words, for example: connect, consensus, and conclude. An easy way to remember that the prefix con means “with” is through the word connect, or join “with.”


'with' Federation? 'thoroughly' Federation?


Confederation:

With [the] 'set up as a single centralized unit within which each 'state' or 'division' keeps some internal autonomy'?

The 'Confederation'?


What is 'set up as a single centralized unit'? Federal Government? Federal Reserve?

The Federal Reserve System (also known as the Federal Reserve or simply the Fed) is the central banking system

Federal Reserve - Wikipedia


What would be the United 'condition(s), circumstances' of America?


What would be the United 'condition(s), circumstances' of 'the continents of North and South America.[5][6][7] making up most of the land in Earth's western hemisphere and comprising of the New World'?

The New World 'order'?


North, Central, South America. What do these all share in 'common'?

Native Indigenous Persons.


So what might the 'founding' fathers have done? They might have 'set rules'. The Constitution.

Article 1 Section 10 Clause 1

"No State shall enter into any Treaty, Alliance, or Confederation; grant Letters of Marque and Reprisal; coin Money; emit Bills of Credit; make any Thing but gold and silver Coin a Tender in Payment of Debts; pass any Bill of Attainder, ex post facto Law, or Law impairing the Obligation of Contracts, or grant anyTitle of Nobility."


Shall enter into 'confederation'.. Shall not enter into [the] 'set up as a single centralized unit within which each 'state' or 'division' keeps some internal autonomy' and so:

The House of Representatives shall be composed of Members chosen every second Year by the People of the several States, and the Electors in each State shall have the Qualifications requisite for Electors of the most numerous Branch of the State Legislature.

No Person shall be a Representative who shall not have attained to the Age of twenty five Years, and been seven Years a Citizen of the United States, and who shall not, when elected, be an Inhabitant of that State in which he shall be chosen.


The Senate of the United States shall be composed of two Senators from each State, (chosen by the Legislature thereof,) (The preceding words in parentheses superseded by the 17th Amendment, section 1.) for six Years; and each Senator shall have one Vote.

No person shall be a Senator who shall not have attained to the Age of thirty Years, and been nine Years a Citizen of the United States, and who shall not, when elected, be an Inhabitant of that State for which he shall be chosen.


The executive Power shall be vested in a President of the United States of America. He shall hold his Office during the Term of four Years, and, together with the Vice-President chosen for the same Term, be elected, as follows:

No person except a natural born Citizen, or a Citizen of the United States, at the time of the Adoption of this Constitution, shall be eligible to the Office of President; neither shall any Person be eligible to that Office who shall not have attained to the Age of thirty-five Years, and been fourteen Years a Resident within the United States.


Article 1 Section 2, 3
Article 2 Section 1


Federation grants some internal self autonomy within which each 'state' or 'division' to their [own/peculiar] 'condition(s), circumstances' but State do not necessarily have Federation(s).


The Federated States of America...
 
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We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.

un·ion
noun
  1. 1.
    the action or fact of joining or being joined, especially in a political context.

  2. 2.
    a club, society, or association formed by people with a common interest or purpose.


a more perfect Union to which or to what?


The Albany Congress (also known as "The Conference of Albany") was a meeting of representatives sent by the legislatures of seven of the thirteen British colonies in British America: Connecticut, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Pennsylvania, and Rhode Island. Northernmost Newfoundland and Nova Scotia were not in attendance. Representatives met daily at the Stadt Huys in Albany, New York, from June 18 to July 11, 1754, to discuss better relations with the American Indian tribes and common defensive measures against the French threat from Canada in the opening stage of the French and Indian War, the North American front of the Seven Years' War between Great Britain and France.

Delegates did not have the goal of creating an American nation; rather, they were colonists with the more limited mission of pursuing a treaty with the Mohawks and other major Iroquois tribes.[1] This was the first time that American colonists had met together, and it provided a model that came into use in setting up the Stamp Act Congress in 1765, as well as the First Continental Congress in 1774, which were preludes to the American Revolution.

Albany Congress - Wikipedia


The Albany Congress was the first time in the 18th century that American colonial representatives met to discuss some manner of formal union. In the 17th century, some New England colonies had formed a loose association called the New England Confederation, principally for purposes of defense, as raiding was frequent by French and allied Indian tribes. In the 1680s, the British Government created the Dominion of New England as a unifying government on the colonies between the Delaware River and Penobscot Bay; it was dissolved in 1689. Jacob Leisler summoned an intercolonial congress which met in New York on 1 May 1690 to plan concerted action against the French and Indians.[2] Because of differences in threat, he attracted only the colonies as far south as Maryland.

The Albany Congress

Albany Conference
Congress of seven British American Colonies

Delegates converse outside the Stadt Huys during the Albany Congress

Governor
James DeLancey


James De Lancey (November 27, 1703 – July 30, 1760) served as chief justice, lieutenant governor, and acting colonial governor of the Province of New York.

De Lancey was born in New York City on November 27, 1703, the first son of Étienne de Lancy and Anne, a daughter of Stephanus Van Cortlandt. His brother, Oliver De Lancey, became a senior Loyalist officer in the American War of Independence, joining General Howe on Staten Island in 1776, and raising and equipping De Lancey's Brigade, three battalions of 1,500 Loyalist volunteers from New York State. His sister Susannah Delancey (1707–1771) became the wife of Admiral Sir Peter Warren.

James went to England for his schooling, and to Corpus Christi College, Cambridge, where he was tutored by future Archbishop of Canterbury Thomas Herring, before studying law at the Inner Temple, London.[1] Having been admitted to the bar in 1725, he returned to New York to practice law and enter politics.

James De Lancey - Wikipedia

Also in 1729, De Lancey was made a member of the New York Assembly, and in 1731 was appointed as second justice of the Supreme Court of New York.
 
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