Top Ten Things That Spring to Mind Whenever Anyone Mentions America

This list is in no way intended to offend. It's merely a list of things to do with America.

The Top Ten

1 Jackie Evancho singing the National Anthem

I am not an American, but Jackie's stirring rendition makes me feel proud of America. The Apollo program, and Jackie's incredible voice are two things that make me glad to have lived at this time.

She has done a superb job with the anthem at several NHL and MLB games, and in particular a the Detroit Lions-Green Bay Packers NFL game on Thanksgiving Day 2013. Next up, Super Bowl 2015 or 2016.

No one sings the National Anthem with more respect than Jackie Evancho. Just watch her sing it last july 4th on the PBS "A Capitol Fourth".

Who is Jackie Evancho? She is the youngest solo singer in history to go Platinum, and is known to make even hardened people cry simply by the beauty of her voice. Try Google.

2 New York

New York I've wanted to go there since I was young!

... Is to America what London is to Great Britain.

Hmm.. I'm American so one day I shall make a list about Great Britain

One day, I'll go to New York City.

3 The Statue of Liberty

Of course! The symbol of New York and America as a whole.

Our lady liberty!

4 Burgers

Even though HAMBURGers are German...

While the Hamburg STEAK (basically Salisbury steak without the gravy) was indeed of German origin, the HAMBURGER in a bun with the fixin's was a 19th-century American improvement.
Thus endeth the lesson.

5 Baseball Baseball is a bat-and-ball game played between two teams of nine players each who take turns batting and fielding.

It's very American indeed

6 Presidents

That's pretty big when you think of America since that's what they got

Three of those names are spelled wrong- good work.

By presidents of course you mean all of them; all of them minus J Adams, Monroe, JQ Adams, Van Burton, WH Harrison, Tyler, Polk, Taylor, Fillmore, Pierce, Buchanen, A Johnson, RB Hayes, B Harrison, Garfield, Arthur, Cleveland, MacKinley, Taft, Harding, Coolidge, Hoover, Truman, Eisenhower, Ford, Bush SR and B Clinton.

7 Golden Gate Bridge
8 Arrogance

Anyone who's met one (or more) probably agrees. It's a generalisation but there's usually a basis for such things.

This is not fair. Everyone blames America for being arrogant, but not every sing person is. While the majority of the population may be ignorant, the open-minded people hate arrogance. Besides, there are arrogant people in every country, not just America.

I'm from America and this is true. There's just too many people out there boasting about their "freedom" and insult other countries all willy-nilly. They fail to realize that they are NOT the best country in the world and that there are nations out there that are a lot better. And we wonder why the rest of the world hates us.

I'm also American and I love you for writing this! What you just said was so true!

And you're not arrogant for constantly sitting on a high-horse above us? Interesting.

9 Broadway

This is one of the best reasons to live in New York!

10 Great Britain

I would think the Statue of Liberty would come to mind before Great Britain...

Why is UK even here?!

Could be because so many of its natives seem to act envious anytime America is mentioned in a non-derogatory manner... - Billyv


The Contenders

11 Fighting
12 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.

Literally the only event of our time that will still be remembered in 10,000 years.

First human being to walk on another world.

45 years ago this week, he walked on the MOON.

USA beat Russia to the moon!

13 Gateway Arch
14 Mount Rushmore Mount Rushmore National Memorial is a massive sculpture carved into Mount Rushmore in the Black Hills region of South Dakota.

Yup but this is often used for parodies too

15 American TopTenners

Adding confusing things.
Go on the list for Top Ten Things that Spring to Mind Whenever Anyone Mentions the 80s see Genesis and people think its Sega Genesis *facepalm* It's a group from the 80s and people not from America called it the Sega Megadrive. No not just Japan.
America is not the only country on the planet. Earth has not changed back to Pangaea.

A lot of cool people on this site are from the States.

I thought most TopTenners were from India...

Me and my girlfriend. lul

16 Super Bowl
17 Guns

Crazy but it's apart of them

18 Football American football is a sport played by two teams of eleven players on a rectangular field with goalposts at each end.

NFL & College Football is very important to Americans!

Merica is the heart of this sport because it so redneck that every one has fun. good job merica

19 Academy Awards

Plenty of Brits and show biz folks from numerous other countries have also won these, as we are very happy to share.

20 Films
21 Deep Fried Everything

Almost all of it is very good; just don't eat too much of it.

I think this is more in the Southern states but it's very American

Lol. Yeah. Guess It's True

... And some of it is good.

22 Eagle Eagle is a common name for many large birds of prey of the family Accipitridae; it belongs to several groups of genera that are not necessarily closely related to each other. Eagles are also one of America's national symbols.

How is this not mentioned?

23 Music

"The San Francisco Sound" such as Jefferson Airplane, and the "Los Angeles Sound" such as X.

Some pretty good Jazz artists it has to be said.

America is covered with talented musicians & most of which I liek listening to!

Beach Boys, Eagles, Doors, Byrds, John Denver, Billy Joel, Simon and Garfunkel…

24 The White House

You may like or dislike whoever the resident may be at any given time, but it is an enduring symbol of the office and the nation.

25 Fat People

Yes, I would be in favor of forming the Refrigerator Police, going door to door, and checking to make sure folks have only approved foods in the approved quantities on hand.

I'm an American and I'm scrawny, but I'll have to admitt this is true for about 50% of our population. All Americans do these days is eat a bag of something fried and watch the NFL. Of course, for most of our population, that is only a stereotype that should, like, end. But I think I've seen more obese people in my life that it's possible to COUNT!

No crap. We have GIANT people its like they're bigfoot people lol

TRUE. Most Americans (slender and obese alike) can't deny our obesity problem!

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