Maryland Colony

Come to live at this great colony

John Cabot

John Cabot was the person who founded Maryland in 1498.


All the kids started out being taught home. Because of the distances between farms and plantations made community schools impossible, plantation owners hired tutors to teach boys math, classical languages, science, geography, history, etiquette, and plantation management. Most then completed their education in England. A governess usually taught the girls enough reading, writing, arithmetic to run a household and the social skills to attract a husband.

Lord Baltimore

The reason for starting the Maryland Colony was so Roman Catholics could live there so Lord Baltimore could make a profit.

Making Money

Goods and services were bartered for tobacco which was shipped to England and sold.