popular opinion The Greatest Things About America  

Paul Nyhart
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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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The Landscape and Geography is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Things About America
The Landscape and Geography

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130 30
Religious Freedom is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Things About America
Religious Freedom

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116 24
The National Parks is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Things About America
The National Parks

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111 28
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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95 22
Freedom of Religion is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Things About America
Freedom of Religion

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104 33
American Music is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Things About America
American Music

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95 34
Our Universities is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Things About America
Our Universities

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67 17
Free Elections is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Things About America
Free Elections

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96 35
The American Dream is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Things About America
The American Dream

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83 29
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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80 29
The Military is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Things About America
The Military

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69 22
So Many Product Choices is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Things About America
So Many Product Choices

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68 26
Barbeque is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Things About America
Barbeque

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60 21
The Rule of Law is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Things About America
The Rule of Law

The Worst Things You Can Make Jokes About

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61 23
The Space Program is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Things About America
The Space Program

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75 35
Thanksgiving is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Things About America
Thanksgiving

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56 26
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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70 38
"American" Food is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Things About America
"American" Food

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50 24
U.S. Presidency is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Things About America
U.S. Presidency

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54 29
The Walt Disney Company is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Things About America

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55 30
You Can Get Married No Matter ... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Things About America
You Can Get Married No Matter Who You Love

The Best Actors in Film History

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52 28
Hollywood Movies & TV is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Things About America
Hollywood Movies & TV

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56 34
Multiculturalism is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Things About America
Multiculturalism

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37 18
Open Source Software is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Things About America
Open Source Software

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46 26
The American People is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Things About America
The American People

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47 27
Southern Hospitality is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Things About America
Southern Hospitality

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55 34
Diversity is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Things About America
Diversity

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51 31
American Football is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Things About America
American Football

Things You Always Forget

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46 27
Our Press Isn't Run by the... is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Things About America
Our Press Isn't Run by the Government

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65 45
The Right to Bear Arms is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Things About America
The Right to Bear Arms

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38 22
We Have a Free Society Where C... is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Things About America
We Have a Free Society Where Consumers Control The Market

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43 27
Apple pie is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Things About America

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37 22
Separation of Church and State is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Things About America
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39 26
Broadway is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Things About America
Broadway

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38 29
Sports is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Things About America
Sports

The Top 6 Real-Life Versions of Batman Villains

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35 27
Jazz is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Things About America
Jazz

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35 32
Muscle Cars is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Things About America
Muscle Cars

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30 27
The Blues is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Things About America
The Blues

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32 30
Cowboys & Cowgirls is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Things About America
Cowboys & Cowgirls

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38 39
Immigration is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Things About America
Immigration

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25 35
The World Series is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Things About America
The World Series

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35 52
Rap Music is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Things About America
Rap Music

43
24 41
Bourbon whiskey is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Things About America

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22 47
The Las Vegas Strip is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Things About America
The Las Vegas Strip

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19 45
People Are Health Obsessed is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Things About America
People Are Health Obsessed

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16 41
Nascar is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Things About America
Nascar

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12 67
Reality TV is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Things About America
Reality TV