Saisha Gupta

What is Maryland?

Maryland was originally an English colony founded in 1633 by Lord Baltimore. It consists of coastal plains, piedmont plains, and the Blue Ridge mountains. Maryland has 9,837 square miles of land, ready for settling!
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Maryland was founded by Lord Baltimore as a refuge for Catholics who were being persecuted back in England. It is a southern colony, meaning the main crops are tobacco, indigo, and cotton. The proprietor is the executive authority for the whole colony, as Maryland is a proprietorship.

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In 1763, the Mason-Dixon line was surveyed by Charles Mason and Jeremiah Dixon, creating the northern boundary of Maryland.

One famous person related to Maryland is Queen Henrietta Maria, the wife of King Charles I and the person for whom Maryland was named.

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