Y~E~S ...<quoted text>The official language of the United States is American English. The official citizenship of the United States is United States citizen. If someone is a United States citizen they can't be a half United States citizen. Our country choose American English centuries ago,that is our language.
And WE go by
* The United States Constitution *
It has WORKED for OVER 200 Years!
WE have been the LEADER of the FREE World for THAT long!
People BEG the U.S. to help them!
You can't PLEASE everybody ALL the time!
WE use American English as you say!
NOT the King's English!
Saturday is the Fourth of July, also known as the American holiday Independence Day. I'm American and I think it's fair to say we love the British now--we give British royalty a royal welcome when they visit America--but Saturday is the day we celebrate our independence from Britain, and people often ask me why there are differences between American and British English, so this seems like a good time to answer that question.
Why Do Britons and Americans Spell Words Differently?
The first question is why are British and American spellings different for certain words?
The first answer is to blame Noah Webster, of Webster's Dictionary fame.
He believed it was important for America, a new and revolutionary nation, to assert its cultural independence from Britain through language.
He wrote the first American spelling, grammar, and reading schoolbooks and the first American dictionary. He was also an ardent advocate of spelling reform and thought words should be spelled more like they sound.
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Discover Noah Webster
Webster's birthplace helps to tell the story of one man's vision and his impact on American culture. Through the promotion of education, laws, human rights, and language, Noah Webster helped to create a national identity for a fledgling nation. Though he accomplished much more during his life, Webster is best remembered for authoring two of America’s most influential books, the "Blue-Backed Speller" and An American Dictionary of the English Language.