Tom DeStefano taught American History at Paterson H.S. for 30 years and currently teaches at Bergen Community College. He has presented many programs at local libraries. His specialties include the American presidents, the Civil War, and New Jersey history.
1.1.2O America at War
This class covers the West Point Military Academy, the Spanish-American War, WWI, and WWII. Generals Grant, Lee, Eisenhower, and Patton were all trained at West Point. Teddy Roosevelt led the Rough Riders to victory at San Juan Hill in the Spanish-American War. WW I introduced new weaponry – submarines, tanks, and machine guns into the era of modern warfare. WWII began with “a day that will live in infamy” and ended with the atomic bomb. NEW! [This class will meet from 9:30 to 11:15 am (90 minutes) for the first four dates of the session but not on November 22.]