The Maryland Colony

Best Colony to live in

History

The Maryland Colony was one of the original 13 colonies located on the Atlantic Coast of North America. Maryland is classified as one of the Southern Colonies. The Maryland Colony was founded in 1633 by George Calvert and Lord Baltimore, King Charles I of England specified that the name the Colony in honor of his wife, Queen Henrietta Maria.

Resources

Maryland has a lot of raw materials and natural resources in the colony. We have fish, forest (timber) and good agricultural land. Farming and Plantations are big in the Maryland colony. Maryland is also big in exporting agricultural goods to other colonies.

The Main Founders

Religion

Religious toleration, which already existed by charter, was further established by a law of the Maryland Assembly, of April 2, 1649. Not dominated by a specific religion which gave way to religious freedom for Baptists, Catholics, Anglicans and others.

Economy

Concentrated on agriculture and developed the plantations exporting tobacco, cotton, corn, vegetables, grain, fruit and livestock. The Southern Colonies have the largest slave population who worked on the plantations. Plantations grow cotton, tobacco, rice, sugar, indigo (a purple dye), and other crops.