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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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Religious Freedom is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Things About America
Religious Freedom
2
The Landscape and Geography is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Things About America
The Landscape and Geography
3
You're Free to Speak Your ... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Things About America
You're Free to Speak Your Mind
4
The National Parks is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Things About America
The National Parks
5
Free Elections is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Things About America
Free Elections
6
The Rule of Law is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Things About America
The Rule of Law
7
The Military is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Things About America
The Military
8
Our Ability to Invent Stuff is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Things About America
Our Ability to Invent Stuff
9
American Music is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Things About America
American Music
10
The American Dream is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Things About America
The American Dream
11
The Space Program is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Things About America
The Space Program
12
Our Universities is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Things About America
Our Universities
13
Diversity is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Things About America
Diversity
14
So Many Product Choices is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Things About America
So Many Product Choices
15
Barbeque is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Things About America
Barbeque
16
Thanksgiving is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Things About America
Thanksgiving
17
The American Work Ethic is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Things About America
The American Work Ethic
18
"American" Food is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Things About America
"American" Food
19
The American People is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Things About America
The American People
20
You Can Get Married No Matter ... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Things About America
You Can Get Married No Matter Who You Love
21
Multiculturalism is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Things About America
Multiculturalism
22
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
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
Hollywood Movies & TV is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Things About America
Hollywood Movies & TV
25
U.S. Presidency is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Things About America
U.S. Presidency