Oddly, I agree with everything you said. That said, recessions usually hit the rest of the world harder than America. Europe still hasn't recovered from 2008.
GB GDP 2007: 3.063 trillion GB GDP 2017: 2.565 trillion
FR GDP 2008: 2.875 trillion FR GDP 2017: 2.574 trillion
DE GDP 2008: 3.752 trillion DE GDP 2017: 3.651 trillion
PL GDP 2008: .533 trillion PL GDP 2017: .509 trillion
IT GDP 2008: 2.391 trillion IT GDP 2017: 1.921 trillion
ES GDP 2008: 1.635 trillion ES GDP 2017: 1.307 trillion
USA GDP 2008: 14.72 trillion USA GDP 2016: 18.57 (I couldn't find numbers for 2017)
The odd thing about global economic recessions is that often times money (investment) floods out of the rest of the world and into America because the money is safer in America even if the recession began in the USA.
Therefore, America has a stronger economy (comparatively) during recessions and it helps fuel the perception that the USA weathers recessions well. This is exactly what happened in 2008.
The long explanation has to do with young demographics, 1 million new immigrants every year, high consumption, ect.
United States: https://www.indexmundi.com/united_states/age_structure.html
France and the UK aren't doing nearly as bad.
Additionally, on a societal level the USA is one of the best countries in the world at assimilating immigrants which helps. Studies show that there is more German blood in America than English blood but nobody speaks German except the Amish.
Only 13.569 million people speak English "not well" or "not at all" in the USA which is only 4.2% of the whole population.
But India has young demographics too right? Yes, but it isn't a developed nation so the short answer it "India's economy works differently."
Investing in developing countries is a higher risk investment than investing in a developed country like the USA. So the USA is one of the only growing, young, developed countries which makes it a safe haven during global crisis.
Edited 2/14/2018 01:41:40