Americ The Name Of Amerigo Vespucci

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In 1492 Christopher Columbus found America and thought he was in India. But then in 1507 Martin Waldseemuller named America. He made one of the first maps and was naming America and thought that Amerigo Vespucci had discovered the land so he named it "America" in honor of Vespucci. Later to find out his error but it was too late to change the name, it had already stuck. Martin named America after the founder of the land. America was given its name because of Amerigo Vespucci. A shorter name for Amerigo. America was founded on July 4th, 1776 with the Declaration of Independence which announced the thirteen colonies in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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