[2014] 1214cadertot (Hannah Abdur-Rahman's): Maryland

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[2014] 1214cadertot (Hannah Abdur-Rahman's): Maryland




Year Founded: 1633 by Lord Baltimore and others as a refuge for English Catholics, at Baltimore

King Charles I of England specified that the name for the new colony was to be called Maryland in honor of his wife, Queen Henrietta Maria.

Maryland was the 7th of the original 13 colonies to become a state April 28, 1788



Maryland was originally founded as a haven for those who were Catholic. However, the land prices were so cheap that Protestants also came to Maryland which caused much division with the colonists

Crops were traded for items that could not be produced on the plantations including shoes, lace, thread, farm tools and dishes

Maryland is about 250 miles long and 90 miles wide with approximately 9,837 square miles of land area

Religious toleration, which already existed by charter, was further established by a law of the Maryland Assembly, of April 2, 1649

Natural Resources: Fish, forests (timber) and good agricultural land. Farming and Plantations were important. Exported agricultural products to other colonies


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