Top Ten Most Iconic American Things


The Top Ten

1 The American Flag

The flag is pretty amazing! Maybe the world doesn't love America so much, and sometimes I feel the same way, but I find we are an incredible country! - keycha1n

What else would it be?

Love our flag


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2 Bacon Cheeseburgers

The best food ever + the best food ever = the best food ever - DaLizts

My favorite is a McDonald's Royale with Cheese.

I love bacon cheeseburgers! - RiverClanRocks

3 Presidents

How sad that the majority of this list until you get down near the last 1/3 looks like it was made by somebody who has never been anywhere, and lives in his mommy's basement playing video games 24 hours a day.

Looks more like they made the list based on what they learned from playing The Sims.

How is it possible to respect politicians?

4 Captain America Captain America Captain Steven Grant Rogers, most known as Steve Rogers or Captain America, is a fictional superhero appearing in the American comic books published by Marvel Comics. He was a World War II veteran and is known as the world's first superhero. The character was created by Jack Kirby and Joe Simon and more.
5 Marriage
6 Superman Superman Superman is a comic character. And probably the first powerful superhero in the fictional world. The character was created by writer Jerry Siegel and artist Joe Shuster, high school students living in Cleveland, Ohio, in 1933. It was published by DC comics. The first animated superhero movie was superman. more.
7 Hot Dogs Hot Dogs A hot dog is a cooked sausage, traditionally grilled or steamed and served in a sliced bun as a sandwich.
8 Office Buildings
9 The Statue Of Liberty

It's is amazing

10 Dollars and coins

The Contenders

11 Empire State Building Empire State Building
12 Rock N Roll

I'm from Europe and I think that this should be number one. It's one of the few things that America exported and liked by many many many... people in the world.

13 Giant Urban Metropolis Cities

Incorrect; of the 20 largest cities in the world, none are in the USA.
The largest city in the US is New York City, ranking #24 in the world, and the next biggest is Los Angeles, which ranks only #64.

14 U.S. Capitol Building
15 Neil Armstrong Neil Armstrong Neil Alden Armstrong was an American astronaut and aeronautical engineer who was the first person to walk on the Moon. He was also a naval aviator, test pilot, and university professor.

In 10,000 years, the only person or event from our time that will still be remembered will be Neil Armstrong, and the first time a human being left the planet and walked on another world.

16 Manly men
17 The Grand Canyon The Grand Canyon
18 Cowboys

The Top pick is really the Flag but as its already number 1, the Cowboy and old west tradition gets my vote today. - Billyv

Yee hah Southern Pride - maverick88

19 Pizza

Pizza is Italian! You patso!

20 The Team America Theme Song
21 Hamburger
22 Apple Pie

I love apple pie <3! - TwilightKitsune

23 Johnny Bravo Johnny Bravo Johnny Bravo is an American animated television series created by Van Partible for Cartoon Network, and the second of the network's Cartoon Cartoons.
24 Giant sandwiches
25 Teenagers and Cell Phones

91 percent of ADULTS in the US have a cell phone, so its not much of surprise that teens do too.

26 Corrupt School System
27 McDonalds

Changed the way people looked at food. A new word we know as "fast food" was interpreted as a following to the foundation of the globally known McDonald foood chain

28 The Simpsons The Simpsons The Simpsons is an American animated sitcom created by Matt Groening that originally started on April 19, 1987 as shorts on The Tracey Ullman Show. It got its own series on December 17, 1989 and is still running as of 2018, making it the longest running animated sitcom. It is about a man named Homer more.
29 Football Football American football is a sport played by two teams of eleven players on a rectangular field with goalposts at each end.
30 Divorce

The US divorce rate is not especially high for a western country, France has a higher divorce rate, with Belgium and Spain among others having a much higher rate.

31 Peanut Butter and Jelly
32 Farmhouses
33 Capitalism

Capitalism is a European concept. Before everybody'd moved to the new world the monetary system already existed. And if you can concider capitalism as iconic (? ) I would say that it's rather ironic that Americans concider this as an important icon. Because of their capitalism system they don't even have a proper social Healthcare.

34 Big Yellow School Buses

I like lelllow

35 Gas Stations

Just an abbreviation of "Gasoline".

However, "Petrol" is an abbreviation of "Petroleum", which is an extremely thick and sticky substance that cannot be used for anything until it is further refined.

Petrol or nafta is a liquid, not a gas you stupid americans.

37 Baseball Baseball Baseball is a bat-and-ball game played between two teams of nine players each who take turns batting and fielding.
38 Spongebob
39 Nirvana (band)
40 Kurt Cobain Kurt Cobain Kurt Cobain was born February 20, 1967, in Aberdeen, Washington. In 1987, he started the grunge band Nirvana, which became one of the most successful bands ever. He was a talented yet troubled grunge performer. Kurt Cobain became a rock legend in the 1990s with his band. He committed suicide at his more.
41 "Weird Al" Yankovic Alfred Matthew "Weird Al" Yankovic is an American singer, songwriter, parodist, record producer, satirist, actor, voice actor, music video director, film producer, and author.
42 Texas Texas Texas is a state in the USA. It is the second largest by area and population. Its largest city is Houston.
43 Gym Coaches
44 New York City
45 Cussing
46 Obesity
47 High Population Density

This one is so wrong it is funny.
The USA's population density is not even in the top 100 in the world.
Actual USA population density ranking is #180 out of only 242 countries on Earth.

48 Marilyn Monroe Marilyn Monroe Marilyn Monroe, born Norma Jeane Mortenson Baker (June 1, 1926 – August 5, 1962) was an American actress, singer and model. Decades after her unexpected death, she has remained one of Hollywood's greatest sex symbols with her eye-catching style, champagne blond hair, and breathless manner of speaking. more.
49 Frank Lloyd Wright
50 Gateway Arch Gateway Arch
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