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The Greatest Things About America

Updated October 9, 2019 89.6k votes 8.6k voters 77.1k views49 items

List RulesVote 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!
  • 1
    4,523
    347

    Freedom

  • 2
    Religious Freedom
    4,299
    326

    Religious Freedom

  • 3
    The Military
    4,089
    343

    The Military

  • 4
    You're Free to Speak Your Mind
    3,813
    350

    You're Free to Speak Your Mind

  • 5
    Free Elections
    2,872
    310

    Free Elections

  • 6
    Diversity
    2,835
    334

    Diversity

  • 7
    Natural resources
    2,143
    244

    Natural resources

  • 8
    The National Parks
    2,647
    326

    The National Parks

  • 9
    The Landscape and Geography
    2,436
    303

    The Landscape and Geography

  • 10
    United We Are Unstoppable
    1,932
    252

    United We Are Unstoppable

  • 11
    The Rule of Law
    2,202
    318

    The Rule of Law

  • 12
    Our Universities
    1,917
    312

    Our Universities

  • 13
    Our Ability to Invent Stuff
    1,767
    298

    Our Ability to Invent Stuff

  • 14
    Sports
    1,586
    276

    Sports

  • 15
    Multiculturalism
    1,506
    263

    Multiculturalism

  • 16
    The Space Program
    1,621
    291

    The Space Program

  • 17
    The American Dream
    1,801
    339

    The American Dream

  • 18
    American Music
    1,476
    309

    American Music

  • 19
    Thanksgiving
    1,384
    293

    Thanksgiving

  • 20
    We Have a Free Society Where Consumers Control The Market
    1,119
    224

    We Have a Free Society Where Consumers Control The Market

  • 21
    So Many Product Choices
    1,128
    235

    So Many Product Choices

  • 22
    Open Source Software
    981
    196

    Open Source Software

  • 23
    Our Press Isn't Run by the Government
    1,175
    250

    Our Press Isn't Run by the Government

  • 24
    The American People
    1,139
    279

    The American People

  • 25
    Barbeque
    1,170
    328

    Barbeque