The thirty-six states of North America composing the Federal
Republic. Each state is represented in the Federal Congress by two
senators, and a number of representatives proportionate to the number
of inhabitants. The nickname of a United States man is “a Brother
Jonathan,” and of the people in the aggregate “Brother Jonathan” (q.v.). Declared their independence July 4th, 1776.
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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