- the idea or advocacy of a political alliance or union of all the countries of North, Central, and South America.
- a movement for or the idea or advocacy of close economic, cultural, and military cooperation among the Pan-American countries.
Origin of Pan-Americanism
1900–05, Americanism; Pan-american + -ism
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Examples from the Web for pan-americanism
Yet this country has not been unappreciative of the larger aspects of Pan-Americanism.The Path of Empire
Carl Russell Fish
Pan-Americanism, however, was destined to remain largely a generous ideal.The Hispanic Nations of the New World
William R. Shepherd
If Pan-Americanism means anything at all, it means a social foundation in honor and intelligence and brotherhood.Prowling about Panama
George A. Miller
Obviously, Pan-Americanism cannot aim at precise symmetry or theoretical consistency.
What about Pan-Americanism, the sentiment or system which aims at uniting all the American republics?