This course focuses on the study of 20th century American History from the Roaring Twenties, following the Greatest Generation through the Great Depression and World War II, the Cold War, and the Vietnam Era and finally studying our most recent historical events like Election 2000 and September 11. It is important that present day students be able to understand our history and make well-conceived value decisions concerning the present and the future. President John Kennedy is recorded in history with the famous quote, "The torch has been passed to a new generation of Americans." We are committed to making sure that when the torch is passed to members of the present-day generation, they will be prepared.