Popular Opinion The Greatest Things About America  

Paul Nyhart
6.7k votes 780 voters 8.9k views 48 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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248 46
Religious Freedom is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Things About America
Religious Freedom

2
244 46
The Landscape and Geography is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Things About America
The Landscape and Geography

3
204 38
The National Parks is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Things About America
The National Parks

4
202 40
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
147 25
Free Elections is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Things About America
Free Elections

6
173 35
Freedom of Religion is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Things About America
Freedom of Religion

7
131 25
The Rule of Law is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Things About America
The Rule of Law

8
170 47
American Music is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Things About America
American Music

9
174 51
The American Dream is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Things About America
The American Dream

10
153 43
The Military is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Things About America
The Military

11
144 40
Our Ability to Invent Stuff is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Things About America
Our Ability to Invent Stuff

12
149 43
Our Universities is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Things About America
Our Universities

13
104 29
The Space Program is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Things About America
The Space Program

14
111 39
So Many Product Choices is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Things About America
So Many Product Choices

15
103 38
Barbeque is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Things About America
Barbeque

16
112 44
Thanksgiving is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Things About America
Thanksgiving

17
95 36
The American Work Ethic is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Things About America
The American Work Ethic

18
106 44
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

19
94 37
The American People is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Things About America
The American People

20
99 44
Diversity is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Things About America
Diversity

21
86 35
U.S. Presidency is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Things About America
U.S. Presidency

22
102 48
"American" Food is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Things About America
"American" Food

23
84 36
Our Press Isn't Run by the... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Things About America
Our Press Isn't Run by the Government

24
88 39
Hollywood Movies & TV is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Things About America
Hollywood Movies & TV

25
70 27
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

26
87 43
Multiculturalism is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Things About America
Multiculturalism

27
88 44
The Walt Disney Company is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Things About America

28
71 32
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.

29
81 47
American Football is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Things About America
American Football

30
69 38
Apple pie is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Things About America

31
53 25
Open Source Software is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Things About America
Open Source Software

32
66 36
Sports is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Things About America
Sports

33
72 41
Southern Hospitality is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Things About America
Southern Hospitality

34
101 68
The Right to Bear Arms is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Things About America
The Right to Bear Arms

35
74 51
Immigration is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Things About America
Immigration

36
57 36
Broadway is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Things About America
Broadway

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

38
60 40
Muscle Cars is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Things About America
Muscle Cars

39
49 38
Cowboys & Cowgirls is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Things About America
Cowboys & Cowgirls

40
49 39
The Blues is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Things About America
The Blues

41
44 43
The World Series is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Things About America
The World Series

42
5 3
 freedome is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Things About America
CaileyKrawczyk added  freedome

43
58 73
Rap Music is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Things About America
Rap Music

44
38 56
Bourbon whiskey is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Things About America

45
31 67
People Are Health Obsessed is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Things About America
People Are Health Obsessed

46
24 59
Nascar is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Things About America
Nascar

47
30 70
The Las Vegas Strip is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Things About America
The Las Vegas Strip

48
20 95
Reality TV is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Things About America
Reality TV