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The Greatest Things About America 

Paul Nyhart
Updated October 9, 2019 65.8k votes 8.4k voters 75.1k views 49 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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Freedom is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Things About America
CaileyKrawczyk added Freedom
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Religious Freedom is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Things About America
Religious Freedom
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The Military is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Things About America
The Military
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You're Free to Speak You... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Things About America
You're Free to Speak Your Mind
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Free Elections is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Things About America
Free Elections
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Diversity is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Things About America
Diversity
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The National Parks is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Things About America
The National Parks
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The Landscape and Geogra... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Things About America
The Landscape and Geography
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Natural resources is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Things About America
Rosu Wolf added Natural resources
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The Rule of Law is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Things About America
The Rule of Law
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United We Are Unstoppabl... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Things About America
Rosu Wolf added United We Are Unstoppable
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Our Universities is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Things About America
Our Universities
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Our Ability to Invent St... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Things About America
Our Ability to Invent Stuff
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The American Dream is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Things About America
The American Dream
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The Space Program is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Things About America
The Space Program
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Sports is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Things About America
Sports
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Multiculturalism is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Things About America
Multiculturalism
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American Music is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Things About America
American Music
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Thanksgiving is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Things About America
Thanksgiving
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Our Press Isn't Run by t... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Things About America
Our Press Isn't Run by the Government
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So Many Product Choices ... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Things About America
So Many Product Choices
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We Have a Free Society W... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Things About America
We Have a Free Society Where Consumers Control The Market
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The American People is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Things About America
The American People
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Barbeque is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Things About America
Barbeque
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Open Source Software is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Things About America
Open Source Software