Popular Opinion The Greatest Things About America  

Paul Nyhart
6.9k votes 816 voters 9.5k 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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261 46
Religious Freedom is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Things About America
Religious Freedom

2
253 46
The Landscape and Geography is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Things About America
The Landscape and Geography

3
213 38
The National Parks is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Things About America
The National Parks

4
211 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
153 26
Free Elections is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Things About America
Free Elections

6
180 37
Freedom of Religion is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Things About America
Freedom of Religion

7
136 26
The Rule of Law is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Things About America
The Rule of Law

8
177 49
American Music is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Things About America
American Music

9
162 44
The Military is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Things About America
The Military

10
178 54
The American Dream is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Things About America
The American Dream

11
149 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
154 43
Our Universities is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Things About America
Our Universities

13
108 30
The Space Program is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Things About America
The Space Program

14
114 41
So Many Product Choices is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Things About America
So Many Product Choices

15
117 44
Thanksgiving is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Things About America
Thanksgiving

16
107 40
Barbeque is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Things About America
Barbeque

17
110 45
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
97 38
The American Work Ethic is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Things About America
The American Work Ethic

19
108 46
Diversity is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Things About America
Diversity

20
97 40
The American People is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Things About America
The American People

21
107 48
"American" Food is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Things About America
"American" Food

22
89 37
U.S. Presidency is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Things About America
U.S. Presidency

23
91 39
Hollywood Movies & TV is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Things About America
Hollywood Movies & TV

24
87 37
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
71 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
92 44
The Walt Disney Company is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Things About America

27
91 44
Multiculturalism is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Things About America
Multiculturalism

28
73 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
84 48
American Football is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Things About America
American Football

30
54 25
Open Source Software is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Things About America
Open Source Software

31
67 36
Sports is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Things About America
Sports

32
74 42
Southern Hospitality is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Things About America
Southern Hospitality

33
71 40
Apple pie is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Things About America

34
102 70
The Right to Bear Arms is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Things About America
The Right to Bear Arms

35
59 36
Broadway is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Things About America
Broadway

36
58 37
Jazz is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Things About America
Jazz

37
76 54
Immigration is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Things About America
Immigration

38
60 41
Muscle Cars is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Things About America
Muscle Cars

39
50 38
Cowboys & Cowgirls is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Things About America
Cowboys & Cowgirls

40
50 39
The Blues is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Things About America
The Blues

41
7 3
 freedome is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Things About America
CaileyKrawczyk added  freedome

42
45 43
The World Series is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Things About America
The World Series

43
59 74
Rap Music is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Things About America
Rap Music

44
39 56
Bourbon whiskey is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Things About America

45
31 69
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 71
The Las Vegas Strip is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Things About America
The Las Vegas Strip

48
21 96
Reality TV is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Things About America
Reality TV