Maryland, Founded 1632 Elliott Brown

- Founded the colony of Maryland in 1632.

- Founded Maryland because he wanted a safe place for his fellow Catholics.

- Passed a law in 1649 called the Act of Toleration that granted Protestants and Catholics the right to worship freely.

- The Maryland colony was Anglican and Baptist.

- The Act of Toleration was passed to stop conflict between the majority Protestants and the minority Catholics and allowed all Christians, regardless of sect, to worship freely.

- Quakers from Virginia came to Maryland because of the Act of Toleration.

- Located by the Chesapeake Bay.

- Borders Virginia, Delaware, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia.

- Very hot in the summer, but freezing cold in the winter.

- Tobacco played a big part in Virginia's economy.

- Many people in Virginia grew tobacco.


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