HIST& 146 US History I • 5 Cr.


Surveys the history of North America in the colonial era. Topics include the establishment of European colonies, relations between colonists and Native Americans, the development of slavery, economic and social developments, the relationship with the British Empire, the Revolutionary War, and the emergence of the U.S. May be used as social science or humanities credit, not both, at BC.


After completing this class, students should be able to:

  • Analyze and critically evaluate primary and secondary sources.
  • Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Articulate a comparison of the differences in the political, economic, and social development of the New England and Southern colonies.
  • Articulate the influence of gender, class, and race on historical developments in colonial society.
  • Evaluate the significance of European settlement patterns, economic developments, and imperial policies on colonists, Native Americans, and African Americans.
  • Identify and assess the causes and consequences of major political, economic, social, and cultural developments in colonial North America.