This is a survey course emphasizing 18th-century and 19th-century historical events from the age of exploration through the American Revolution; topics will include historical events such as the colonization of America and the Revolutionary War. This is the first course in a four-part United States History series for grades seven and eight (SOCST 035, SOCST 036, SOCST 037, and SOCST 038); however, any of these courses may be taken independently of the others.