Popular Opinion The Greatest Things About America  

Paul Nyhart
7.3k votes 898 voters 10.7k 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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282 46
The Landscape and Geography is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Things About America
The Landscape and Geography

2
324 60
Religious Freedom is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Things About America
Religious Freedom

3
236 39
The National Parks is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Things About America
The National Parks

4
236 41
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

5
175 28
Free Elections is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Things About America
Free Elections

6
151 30
The Rule of Law is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Things About America
The Rule of Law

7
195 53
American Music is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Things About America
American Music

8
199 57
The American Dream is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Things About America
The American Dream

9
178 47
The Military is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Things About America
The Military

10
163 43
Our Ability to Invent Stuff is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Things About America
Our Ability to Invent Stuff

11
166 47
Our Universities is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Things About America
Our Universities

12
120 34
The Space Program is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Things About America
The Space Program

13
127 45
Thanksgiving is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Things About America
Thanksgiving

14
121 44
So Many Product Choices is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Things About America
So Many Product Choices

15
111 40
The American Work Ethic is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Things About America
The American Work Ethic

16
115 44
Barbeque is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Things About America
Barbeque

17
121 49
You Can Get Married No Matter ... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Things About America
You Can Get Married No Matter Who You Love

18
119 51
Diversity is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Things About America
Diversity

19
107 43
The American People is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Things About America
The American People

20
115 52
"American" Food is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Things About America
"American" Food

21
96 40
U.S. Presidency is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Things About America
U.S. Presidency

22
79 29
We Have a Free Society Where C... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Things About America
We Have a Free Society Where Consumers Control The Market

23
97 43
Hollywood Movies & TV is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Things About America
Hollywood Movies & TV

24
100 46
The Walt Disney Company is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Things About America

25
93 42
Our Press Isn't Run by the... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Things About America
Our Press Isn't Run by the Government