Popular Opinion The Greatest Things About America  

Paul Nyhart
7.1k votes 832 voters 9.7k 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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269 47
Religious Freedom is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Things About America
Religious Freedom

2
262 46
The Landscape and Geography is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Things About America
The Landscape and Geography

3
221 39
The National Parks is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Things About America
The National Parks

4
219 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
160 27
Free Elections is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Things About America
Free Elections

6
185 38
Freedom of Religion is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Things About America
Freedom of Religion

7
182 49
American Music is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Things About America
American Music

8
140 28
The Rule of Law is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Things About America
The Rule of Law

9
167 45
The Military is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Things About America
The Military

10
184 54
The American Dream is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Things About America
The American Dream

11
153 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
158 43
Our Universities is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Things About America
Our Universities

13
111 32
The Space Program is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Things About America
The Space Program

14
121 44
Thanksgiving is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Things About America
Thanksgiving

15
116 42
So Many Product Choices is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Things About America
So Many Product Choices

16
110 42
Barbeque is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Things About America
Barbeque

17
113 46
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
102 39
The American Work Ethic is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Things About America
The American Work Ethic

19
102 41
The American People is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Things About America
The American People

20
111 48
Diversity is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Things About America
Diversity

21
109 49
"American" Food is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Things About America
"American" Food

22
93 39
Hollywood Movies & TV is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Things About America
Hollywood Movies & TV

23
91 38
U.S. Presidency is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Things About America
U.S. Presidency

24
90 38
Our Press Isn't Run by the... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Things About America
Our Press Isn't Run by the Government

25
74 28
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
95 44
The Walt Disney Company is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Things About America

27
75 32
Separation of Church and State is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Things About America
OroinSpero added Separation of Church and State As per clause 3 of the first amendment.

28
92 45
Multiculturalism is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Things About America
Multiculturalism

29
56 25
Open Source Software is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Things About America
Open Source Software

30
85 49
American Football is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Things About America
American Football

31
69 36
Sports is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Things About America
Sports

32
73 40
Apple pie is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Things About America

33
75 43
Southern Hospitality is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Things About America
Southern Hospitality

34
104 71
The Right to Bear Arms is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Things About America
The Right to Bear Arms

35
62 36
Broadway is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Things About America
Broadway

36
60 38
Jazz is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Things About America
Jazz

37
63 42
Muscle Cars is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Things About America
Muscle Cars

38
77 56
Immigration is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Things About America
Immigration

39
51 39
Cowboys & Cowgirls is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Things About America
Cowboys & Cowgirls

40
50 40
The Blues is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Things About America
The Blues

41
45 44
The World Series is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Things About America
The World Series

42
7 4
 freedome is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Things About America
CaileyKrawczyk added  freedome

43
59 76
Rap Music is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Things About America
Rap Music

44
39 57
Bourbon whiskey is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Things About America

45
32 70
People Are Health Obsessed is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Things About America
People Are Health Obsessed

46
24 61
Nascar is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Things About America
Nascar

47
31 72
The Las Vegas Strip is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Things About America
The Las Vegas Strip

48
22 97
Reality TV is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Things About America
Reality TV