American is a proper noun. American is (1) the English language as used in the United States, (2) a native or inhabitant of a North American or Central American or South American country, (3) a native or inhabitant of the United States.
The following articles provide more information about the proper noun American.
- Library of Congress American Memory
Primary source and archival materials relating to American culture and history. Browse writings and speeches, sound recordings, photographs and video images as well as prints, maps, and sheet music that document the American experience.
- American Music Center
Since its founding in 1939, this organization has been building a national community for new American music. It strives to foster and encourage the composition of contemporary American music and to promote its production, publication, distribution and performance in every way possible throughout the Western Hemisphere.
- American Camp Association
Founded in 1910, the American Camp Association (formerly known as the American Camping Association) is a community of camp professionals who have joined together to share their knowledge and experience and to ensure the quality of camp programs. In their role as camp professionals, they advocate quality, developmental experiences for children, youth, and families.
- American Hiking Society
As the national voice for America's hikers, American Hiking Society promotes and protects foot trails and the hiking experience. The Society's vision is that hiking, foot trails, and their surrounding natural areas inspire Americans to get outdoors, volunteer, and protect trails. As the national voice for hikers, American Hiking Society strives to promote hiking, build a nationwide constituency of hikers and trail stewards, and advocate for hikers in the nation's capital.
- American Periodicals
Official publication of the Research Society for American Periodicals. The society is an organization for those interested in American newspapers and magazines.
- American University
American University, located in Washington D.C., was founded in 1893 by an act of Congress. There are more than 5000 undergraduates, 3000 graduate students, and almost 600 faculty. AU also has a law school. Information about the school, applying, visiting, and much more is available on the website.
- American Heart Association
The American Heart Association was formed in 1915 by a group of physicians and social workers. It is a non-profit organization that seeks to build healthier lives free of cardiovascular diseases. The AHA website provides information about heart disease, children's health, lifestyle, how to donate, a heart and stroke encyclopedia, and much more.
- National Museum of American Illustration
Located in Newport, Rhode Island, this museum presents artworks from the Golden Age of American Illustration. Illustrators and artists such as Howard Pyle, Charles Dana Gibson, Norman Rockwell, and Maxfield Parrish are represented in the gallery.
- American Watercolor Society
The American Watercolor Society was founded in 1866 to promote the art of watercolor painting in America. The Society holds a juried International Exhibition each year in New York City, and the show then travels to other locations during the year. The website also provides information about joining the Society, research sources, publications and CDs, and scholarships offered.
- AMEX: American Stock Exchange
This website provides information and stock quotes for companies listed on the American Stock Exchange. Users can find out how to trade stocks on AMEX or use AMEX to trade on any of the other stock exchanges, such as NYSE or Nasdaq. On the website, users can find complete information about AMEX, its various services, market summaries, and a list of the stocks in the exchange.
- American Chemical Society
This is the website for the American Chemical Society, an organization of 160,000 members at all degree levels of education. It was founded in 1876 and its headquarters are in Washington D.C. The ACS has several divisions, publications, grants, meetings and other activities which can all be seen on the website, as well as information about becoming a member.
- American Craft Council
This non-profit educational organization strives to promote an understanding and appreciation of contemporary American crafts. Its programs include a bimonthly craft magazine and annual juried craft shows as well as specialized craft workshops and seminars.
- American Diabetes Association
The American Diabetes Association, founded in 1940, is a nonprofit health organization providing diabetes research, information and advocacy. The mission is to cure and prevent diabetes and to enhance the lives of those who have it. On the website, which is in English and Spanish, are links to information about the disease, diet and exercise, and much more.
- American Nurses Association
This is the official website for the American Nurses Association representing 2.9 million nurses. The Association lobbies Congress and regulatory agencies on health care issues affecting nurses and the public. The website has information about membership and benefits for joining. There is also information about ANA publications, including OJIN, an online journal.
- American Red Cross
The American Red Cross was founded by Clara Barton in 1881 as an emergency response organization. Today the Red Cross also helps the needy, supports military families, collects and distributes blood, provides educational programs, and works abroad. The website provides a history of the organization, news about Red Cross activities, volunteer opportunities, a museum, a store, publications and more.
- American Fisheries Society
Established in 1870, the mission of the American Fisheries Society is to improve the conservation and sustainability of fishery resources and aquatic ecosystems by advancing fisheries and aquatic science and promoting the development of fisheries professionals.
- American Academy of Dermatology
Founded in 1938, the American Academy of Dermatology represents practicing dermatologists in the United States and elsewhere. It strives to promote