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HIST& 146 US History I • 5 Cr.


Synthesizes the European heritage and colonial experience and their effect on American ideas and institutions. Students examine the War of Independence and formation of the Federal Union. Other topics include religion, mercantilism, westward expansion, and Anglo-American republican thought. 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.



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