The Colony of Maryland Founded 1633 Lydia Querry

Cecil Calvert

Cecil Calvert founded Maryland in 1633.

Even though he founded Maryland, he had never been there.

After his father, George Calvert died in 1632, he became the 2nd Baron Baltimore.


The main religions in Maryland were Anglican and Baptist.

Maryland was founded for religious freedom for Catholics.

Maryland has no official religious denomination.


The warm weather in Maryland makes it possible to farm all year long.

It's divided by the Chesapeake Bay.

The Potomac River separates Maryland from Virginia.


Maryland's economy mainly depended on farming.

The people mostly traded tobacco and furs.

Tobacco was Maryland's official currency.


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