Examples from the Web for united states
Anyway, he come home from Jonesville perfectly rampant with the idee of bein' United-States senator.Sweet Cicely|Josiah Allen's Wife: Marietta Holley
As usual, aid had to be summoned from a distance; and, as usual, the United-States troops were the chief reliance.Black Rebellion|Thomas Wentworth Higginson
Word Origin and History for united states
attested from 1617, originally with reference to Holland; the North American confederation first so called in 1776. United Provinces were the seven northern provinces of the Netherlands, allied from 1579, later developing into the kingdom of Holland.