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'''Amerikanere''' er statsborgere i [[USA]].<ref name="Citizen"/> Landet er hjemsted for [[folkeslag]] af mange forskellige nationale oprindelser. Som et resultat deraf ligestiller amerikanerne ikke deres [[nationalitet]] med [[etnicitet]], men med [[statsborgerskab]] og [[loyalitet]].<ref name="Citizen">{{cite book|author1=Christine Barbour|author2=Gerald C Wright|title=Keeping the Republic: Power and Citizenship in American Politics, 6th Edition The Essentials|url=https://books.google.com/books?id=40dPkS2aRZEC&pg=PA31|date=January 15,. januar 2013|publisher=CQ Press|isbn=978-1-4522-4003-9|pages=31–33|quote=Who Is An American? Native-born and naturalized citizens|accessdate=January 6,. januar 2015}}<br />{{cite book |last=Shklar |first=Judith N. |title=American Citizenship: The Quest for Inclusion |series=The Tanner Lectures on Human Values |url=https://books.google.com/books?id=8n829DOw1PMC&pg=PA3 |accessdate=December 17,. december 2012 |year=1991 |publisher=Harvard University Press |isbn=9780674022164 |pages=3–4}}<br />{{cite journal |last1=Slotkin |first1=Richard |year=2001 |title=Unit Pride: Ethnic Platoons and the Myths of American Nationality |journal=American Literary History |volume=13 |issue=3 |pages=469–498 |publisher=Oxford University Press |doi= 10.1093/alh/13.3.469|url=http://wesscholar.wesleyan.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1028&context=div2facpubs |accessdate=December 17,. december 2012 |quote=But it also expresses a myth of American nationality that remains vital in our political and cultural life: the idealized self-image of a multiethnic, multiracial democracy, hospitable to differences but united by a common sense of national belonging.}}<br />{{cite book |last=Eder |first=Klaus |last2=Giesen |first2=Bernhard |title=European Citizenship: Between National Legacies and Postnational Projects |url=https://books.google.com/books?id=lL-FiY6xhfUC&lpg=PA26&dq=%22American%20nationality%22%20citizenship&pg=PA25#v=onepage&q=%22American%20nationality%22%20citizenship&f=false |accessdate=February 1,. februar 2013 |year=2001 |publisher=Oxford University Press |isbn=9780199241200 |pages=25–26 |quote=In inter-state relations, the American nation state presents its members as a monistic political body-despite ethnic and national groups in the interior.}}<br />{{cite book |last=Petersen |first=William |last2=Novak |first2=Michael |last3=Gleason |first3=Philip |title=Concepts of Ethnicity |url=https://books.google.com/books?id=7Mkxdz_3d-oC&lpg=PA62&vq=To%20be%20or%20to%20become%20an%20American&pg=PA62#v=snippet&q=To%20be%20or%20to%20become%20an%20American&f=false |accessdate=February 1,. februar 2013 |year=1982 |publisher=Harvard University Press |isbn=9780674157262 |page=62 |quote=To be or to become an American, a person did not have to be of any particular national, linguistic, religious, or ethnic background. All he had to do was to commit himself to the political ideology centered on the abstract ideals of liberty, equality, and republicanism. Thus the universalist ideological character of American nationality meant that it was open to anyone who willed to become an American.}}<br />{{cite book|author1=Charles Hirschman|author2=Philip Kasinitz|author3=Josh Dewind|title=The Handbook of International Migration: The American Experience|url=https://books.google.com/books?id=nPsWAwAAQBAJ&pg=PA300|date=November 4,. november 1999|publisher=Russell Sage Foundation|isbn=978-1-61044-289-3|page=300}}<br />{{cite book|author=David Halle|title=America's Working Man: Work, Home, and Politics Among Blue Collar Property Owners|url=https://books.google.com/books?id=1KCdTkq56zoC&pg=PA233|date=July 15,. juli 1987|publisher=University of Chicago Press|isbn=978-0-226-31366-5|page=233|quote=The first, and central, way involves the view that Americans are all those persons born within the boundaries of the United States or admitted to citizenship by the government.}}</ref> Tiltrods for at statsborgerne udgør størstedelen af amerikanerne, så kan indbyggere uden statsborgerskab, dobbelte statsborgere og udlændinge også hævde at de har en amerikansk identitet.<ref>{{cite book |last=Petersen |first=William |last2=Novak |first2=Michael |last3=Gleason |first3=Philip |title=Concepts of Ethnicity |url=https://books.google.com/books?id=7Mkxdz_3d-oC&lpg=PA62&vq=To%20be%20or%20to%20become%20an%20American&pg=PA62#v=snippet&q=To%20be%20or%20to%20become%20an%20American&f=false |accessdate=February 1,. februar 2013 |year=1982 |publisher=Harvard University Press |isbn=9780674157262 |page=62 |quote=...from Thomas Paine's plea in 1783...to Henry Clay's remark in 1815... "It is hard for us to believe ... how conscious these early Americans were of the job of developing American character out of the regional and generational polaritities and contradictions of a nation of immigrants and migrants." ... To be or to become an American, a person did not have to be of any particular national, linguistic, religious, or ethnic background. All he had to do was to commit himself to the political ideology centered on the abstract ideals of liberty, equality, and republicanism. Thus the universalist ideological character of American nationality meant that it was open to anyone who willed to become an American.}}</ref>
 
Brugen af udtrykket "American" i det engelske sprog, i den sammenhæng, hvor det udelukkende betyder folk fra USA, er udviklet fra dets oprindelige betydning, hvor det blev benyttet til at adskille [[englændere]] fra folk fra [[Britiske kolonier i Nordamerika i 1700-tallet|de britiske kolonier i Amerika]]<ref name="OED">{{subscription required}} {{cite encyclopedia|url=http://dictionary.oed.com.dax.lib.unf.edu/cgi/entry/50007152?query_type=word&queryword=American&first=1&max_to_show=10&sort_type=alpha&result_place=1&search_id=870u-gw0naW-7329&hilite=50007152|title=American|encyclopedia=[[Oxford English Dictionary]]|accessdate=November 27,. november 2008}}</ref> på trods af dets flertydige sproglige betydning. Ordet [[amerikaner (ord)|amerikaner]] kan også være en generel betegnelse for folk i [[Amerika]].<ref>[https://books.google.com/books?id=2yJusP0vrdgC&printsec=frontcover&dq=Merriam-Webster%27s+Dictionary+of+English+Usage#PPA87,M1 ''Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of English Usage'', p. 87]. Retrieved November 28, 2008.</ref> Se [[navne for amerikanske statsborgere]].
 
Der er omtrent 320 mio. amerikanere.<ref>{{cite web |url=http://www.census.gov/popclock/ |publisher=U.S. Census Bureau |title=U.S. and World Population Clock |accessdate=May 22,. maj 2015}}</ref>
 
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