HST 201 - US History: Pre-Colonial - 1840

Approval Status


Date Reviewed

January 2016
Describes American history starting with the arrival of the first inhabitants in North America several thousand years ago and includes topics such as the development of Indian civilizations; the European discovery, invasion and settlement of North America; the growth of Spanish, French, English and Russian empires in North America; the struggle with France which made England the dominant world empire in the 1700s; the founding and growth of English colonies ranging from the Caribbean to Canada; the 13 English colonies that united and rebelled against the Mother Country the 1700s; the American Revolution; the creation of the U.S. Constitution; Robert Gray's locating the Columbia River and Oregon's role in early U.S. history; the early national era; and the era of Andrew Jackson.

Course Type

Lower Division