2. In the United States, America is synonymous with the U.S.A. and rarely used in the former sense. The continent itself is usally called "the Americas".
3. In the other countries of the American continent (especially in Latin American countries) America usually refers to the continent.
2. America the beautiful. America for Americans. God bless America (and no one else)
3. These "yanquis" are getting on my nerve with their talk of America. Don't they know that America is the whole continent!