The United States is in many ways a nation like no other. Over the course of its history, the USA has accrued all manner of notable distinctions.
From its status as the world’s military superpower and one of the most affluent nations on the planet to being home to one of the most diverse populations and the No. 1 global exporter of entertainment, there is no shortage of truly remarkable things to be said about the United States.
The United States is the country with the greatest number of extremely wealthy individuals, but overall its residents are not the richest in the world. Here is the city in every state with the most billionaires, and here are the richest countries in the world.
To give a small sample of notable American facts and feats, 24/7 compiled a list of 56 outstanding achievements, unusual facts, and historic accomplishments related to the United States.