Top Ten Things That Spring to Mind Whenever Anyone Mentions America

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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.

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2 New York

New York I've wanted to go there since I was young! - Curti2594

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

Hmm.. I'm American so one day I shall make a list about Great Britain - FerrariDude64

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

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3 The Statue of Liberty

Our lady liberty!

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

4 Burgers

Even though HAMBURGers are German... - ethanmeinster

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 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 - Curti2594

6 Presidents

That's pretty big when you think of America since that's what they got - Curti2594

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 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. - BlueTopazIceVanilla

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. - Garythesnail

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8 Golden Gate Bridge Golden Gate Bridge
9 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.

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! - Curti2594

10 Great Britain

Mayflower

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

Why is UK even here?! - CoolCat999

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 Broadway

This is one of the best reasons to live in New York! - Curti2594

12 Fighting
13 Gateway Arch Gateway Arch
14 Mount Rushmore 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 - Curti2594

15 American TopTenners

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

I thought most TopTenners were from India...

Me and my girlfriend. lul - AaronCoolness

Whoop whoop! - Icantbelieveitsnotbutter

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16 Super Bowl Super Bowl
17 Guns

Crazy but it's apart of them - Curti2594

18 Football 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! - Curti2594

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

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 - Curti2594

Lol. Yeah. Guess It's True - 12cc

... And some of it is good. - funnyuser

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22 Eagle 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. - Britgirl

America is covered with talented musicians & most of which I liek listening to! - Curti2594

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

24 The White House 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! - RockFashionista

No crap. We have GIANT people its like they're bigfoot people lol - CoolCat999

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

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26 Dr. Ben Carson

Worked his way up from extreme poverty to become one of the finest surgeons of all time.

27 Comedy

American has the majority of the better Comedians there so many kinds too! - Curti2594

28 The Grand Canyon The Grand Canyon Grand Canyon National Park, in Arizona, is home to much of the immense Grand Canyon, with its layered bands of red rock revealing millions of years of geological history.

A beautiful landmark in the U.S. I've been to it, and it's nice. - Minecraftcrazy530

29 Reality TV

Haha very much so! - Curti2594

30 Two Best Friends Play
31 Rednecks

Wrong-Wrong; no doubt protesters throughout ages made sure they stood out in a crowd, but as it is used here has zero to do with anything from Britain. The term "redneck" as it is used in the US is totally homegrown, and comes from those pro-union miner protesters, who were pretty rough around the edges. It gradually became a catchall term that became insulting towards anyone who was not perceived to be city-sophisticated.

Actually, a "Redneck" was a pro-union protester. When the coal-miners in West Virginia were trying to organize a union for improved safety and pay for miners, the "pro" forces wore red bandanas around their necks to rallies and speeches, so that everyone could see who was on their side.

Got a lot of those in South Carolina.

Hehe I have no idea what a redneck is (yeah, I know, this makes me seem stupid). - CatCode

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32 Los Angeles Lakers Los Angeles Lakers The Los Angeles Lakers are an American professional basketball team based in Los Angeles. The Lakers compete in the National Basketball Association, as a member of the league's Western Conference Pacific Division. ...read more.

I guess yeah there America's most famous Basketball Team! - Curti2594

33 Buddy Holly Buddy Holly Buddy Holly, born Charles Hardin Holley (September 7, 1936 – February 3, 1959) was an American musician and singer-songwriter who was a central figure of mid-1950s rock and roll. He was a rising star when a tragic plane crash struck him down at age 22. ...read more.

Aka "The Music".
The day the music died was a very sad day indeed.

34 Donald Trump Donald Trump Donald John Trump (born June 14, 1946) is an American businessman, television personality, politician, and the 45th President of the United States. Born and raised in Queens, New York City, Trump received an economics degree from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in 1968. In 1971, ...read more.

When I think of America, I think Trump. When I think Trump, I think dumb Tweets. When I think dumb Tweets, I think loss of brain cells. When I think loss of brain cells, I think headache. When I think headache, I get one. When I get one, it stays for the rest of the day.

When I think of Donald Trump, I think of all the people he has employed...in China and Mexico. - BobG

Name the large American based business interests that don't do similarly. But it seems you only want to criticize one... - Billyv

35 Omar Mateen Omar Mateen Omar Mir Seddique Mateen was an American mass murderer and domestic terrorist who killed 49 people and wounded 53 others in a mass shooting at the Pulse gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, on June 12, 2016, before he was killed in a shootout with the local police. ...read more.
36 Heart Attacks
37 Massive Portions

Supersize me

38 Saving the World During WWII

Got to admit, Britain and Russia did more in WWII than the U.S. did, so I wouldn't really say that we "Saved the day", but I would say that we did contribute greatly to the victory. - Alpha101

A lot of countries "did more", as in got millions and millions of their people killed.

Russia lost over 20 million people, and China lost 15 million people over on the "other front"; that's not a recipe for victory, but it is a testament to their bravery and tenaciousness.

The Brits were amazingly tough, and had perhaps the most inspiring leader of the entire 20th Century [Sir Winston Churchill].

But make no mistake, Hitler and Tojo would have been victorious if the US had not come in and done what it did, certainly in part because our forces were fresher and better supplied, with a homeland that was not under siege.

The world, and Europe in particular would look very different today.

39 Florida

The mosquitos are kind of big, but otherwise the entire state is one huge vacation spot.

40 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 2019, making it the longest running animated sitcom. It is about a man named Homer ...read more.

Woo-hoo! - BobG

41 Howard Hughes

He was part of the mafia and bought bunch of Vegas casinos

Was pretty crazy when he got to be an old man, but was one of the greatest aviation geniuses of all time when he was younger.

42 Death Valley

Lowest elevation on the planet, and great desert scenery all around, but be sure to visit only during the wintertime.

Thousands of European tourists come here every year, just to "feel the heat", which is pretty incredible.

43 McDonald's McDonald's McDonald's is an American fast food company, founded in 1940 as a restaurant operated by Richard and Maurice McDonald, in San Bernardino, California, United States. They rechristened their business as a hamburger stand. The first time a McDonald's franchise used the Golden Arches logo was in 1953 at ...read more.
44 The Great Lakes

Especially around Michigan. They are swimmable in summer, and freeze over in winter. They're gems! - Turkeyasylum

45 Stupid People

Like that Bill Gates guy, and that Steve Jobs, and especially that Zuckerberg character, what a maroon.

46 Obesity Obesity
47 Accents

Don't forget the Pittsburgh dialect

You got Boston, New York, Texas, Tennessee, California & many others! - Curti2594

48 Freedom

What, only Mel Gibson in Braveheart is allowed to have this sentiment?
He was expressing his wish for freedom from the English as well.

America free? Free of what? Europe is more " free " than America.

49 California Beaches

Huntington Beach, aka "Surf City".

San Diego, La Jolla, Del Mar, Malibu and more.

50 Hawaii Beaches

Much more expensive to visit, but the surfing is rad.

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