It's 1976 and the entire country is celebrating America's 200th birthday, including Julie! She can't wait to camp in a horse-drawn wagon for the Bicentennial, but pioneer life turns out to be a lot harder than she expected. Back in school, Julie looks to make some history herself after she lands in detention for helping a friend, and decides to run for student body president to make some much-needed changes. But as the election heats up, Julie's on the brink of dropping out. It's her big chance to prove that one girl can change the system - but does she have the nerve?