Popular Opinion The Greatest Things About America  

Paul Nyhart
5.6k votes 652 voters 7.4k views 47 items

List Rules Vote up what you believe to be the greatest things about America. List includes things and ideas, not individual people.

What makes America great? Well, a lot of things. The U.S. Constitution for starters. Our incredibly creative citizens, entrepreneurial spirit, free speech, gun rights. Oh and add the freedom to marry whomever you please and this list of the best things about America is looking pretty long. The United States isn't perfect – no one outside of Lee Greenwood and maybe these weird guys running for President ever claimed it to be. Still, America is one of the most unique countries in the history of the world. Given the long list of great things about America below, that doesn't seem like too lofty of a statement.

There are many great things for which Americans can feel proud, here are several of them. Feel free to add to the list if you are feeling patriotic and want to share with others!

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Religious Freedom is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Things About America
Religious Freedom

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204 44
The Landscape and Geography is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Things About America
The Landscape and Geography

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167 33
The National Parks is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Things About America
The National Parks

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You're Free to Speak Your ... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Things About America
You're Free to Speak Your Mind

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138 32
Freedom of Religion is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Things About America
Freedom of Religion

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114 22
Free Elections is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Things About America
Free Elections

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The American Dream is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Things About America
The American Dream

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145 42
American Music is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Things About America
American Music

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98 24
The Rule of Law is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Things About America
The Rule of Law

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Our Ability to Invent Stuff is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Things About America
Our Ability to Invent Stuff

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125 42
Our Universities is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Things About America
Our Universities

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119 39
The Military is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Things About America
The Military

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89 24
The Space Program is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Things About America
The Space Program

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95 31
So Many Product Choices is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Things About America
So Many Product Choices

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Thanksgiving is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Things About America
Thanksgiving

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87 33
Barbeque is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Things About America
Barbeque

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79 33
The American Work Ethic is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Things About America
The American Work Ethic

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You Can Get Married No Matter ... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Things About America
You Can Get Married No Matter Who You Love

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The American People is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Things About America
The American People

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Diversity is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Things About America
Diversity

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71 33
U.S. Presidency is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Things About America
U.S. Presidency

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85 45
"American" Food is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Things About America
"American" Food

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71 35
Hollywood Movies & TV is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Things About America
Hollywood Movies & TV

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70 37
The Walt Disney Company is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Things About America

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We Have a Free Society Where C... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Things About America
We Have a Free Society Where Consumers Control The Market

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Our Press Isn't Run by the... is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Things About America
Our Press Isn't Run by the Government

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71 39
Multiculturalism is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Things About America
Multiculturalism

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Separation of Church and State is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Things About America
OroinSpero added Separation of Church and State As per clause 3 of the first amendment.

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Open Source Software is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Things About America
Open Source Software

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American Football is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Things About America
American Football

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Southern Hospitality is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Things About America
Southern Hospitality

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Apple pie is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Things About America

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The Right to Bear Arms is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Things About America
The Right to Bear Arms

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54 34
Sports is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Things About America
Sports

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Broadway is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Things About America
Broadway

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47 33
Jazz is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Things About America
Jazz

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57 46
Immigration is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Things About America
Immigration

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Cowboys & Cowgirls is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Things About America
Cowboys & Cowgirls

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Muscle Cars is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Things About America
Muscle Cars

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The Blues is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Things About America
The Blues

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The World Series is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Things About America
The World Series

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Rap Music is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Things About America
Rap Music

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31 49
Bourbon whiskey is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Things About America

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27 54
People Are Health Obsessed is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Things About America
People Are Health Obsessed

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20 48
Nascar is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Things About America
Nascar

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25 59
The Las Vegas Strip is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Things About America
The Las Vegas Strip

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18 80
Reality TV is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Things About America
Reality TV