"United States" is singular.

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Posted by MARTIN on September 17, 1998 at 01:15:09:

In Reply to: Re: Dan Meador's essay deserves to have its own heading here. posted by djf on September 16, 1998 at 23:42:34:

"The United States went to war in 1861 to preserve the Union; it emerged from the war in 1865 having created a nation.
Before the two words ' United States' were generally used as a plural noun: 'the United States are a republic.'
After 1865 the United States became a singular noun. The loose union of states became a nation."

James M. McPherson, Abraham Lincoln and the Second American Revolution (Oxford University Press, 1991), p. viii.

"The de facto transition of the United States from a federation to a federal state is marked by the gradual use of a singular rather than a plural verb."

Charles G. Fenwick, International Law, 3d rev. ed. (Appleton-Century-Crofts, Inc., 1948), p. 148 n. 62.
I'll pass on Kay County. Been there! 8th grade constitutionalists!

I'll also pass on court or judge political deception + ruse type opinion.

Too bad Meader listened to Bogus legal info. from so-called Patriot arm chair attorney types.

If Meader only knew the truth.

What friends these Patriots turned out to be!!

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