There was a period starting from the 1890s up until World War 2 when the United States had something special known as 'American Exceptionalism'. At the World's Columbian Exposition in 1893 held in Chicago, America impressed the world. It was the debut of Chicago's White City to show off American architecture and efficiency to the world;
U.S. strikes Iraq, 2003.
El Morro Fortress And Lighthouse
El Morro Fortress and Lighthouse, Cuba; photo by Levin Rodriguez