Since 2001, the role of the United States in the world has been at times championed as well as criticized; we are either loved or hated, so it seems. Speculate on the “standing” of America in the world today: are we still a superpower or have we lost our strength? Consider such important events as the September 11, 2001 Terrorist Attacks, the Wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, issues pertaining to illegal immigration, the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), and our response to ISIS as well as Russian aggression in the Ukraine.