The study of American History is not just about memorizing events and dates. It is about the ideals and values we hold dear, and the struggle of the American People who fought so hard to defend those values. Presdients like George Washington and Abraham Lincoln certainly had a profound impact on our History, but America wouldn't 'be' without everyday people like you and me!
Who is America?
What are the ideals and values that tie us together as Americans?
How have those ideas and values changed over time?