This is a golden age for social studies. Despite Common Core and STEM casting us as irrelevant, events have proven that we do not need a test to prove our worth. Far from being about memorizing facts and dates, our subject remains central to the American Project. Seeking to understand what is happening at the ballot box, in the courts, or on the streets, Americans turn to our subject. What our students explore, investigate, and learn about US History creates a shared understanding of who and what we are as a nation. We need to embrace this responsibility.