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Teaching The Story of Maryland

The Story of Maryland

George Calvert wanted to start a colony where English Catholics and Protestants would all be treated fairly. This colony would be a refuge, or a place where English Catholics would be protected. The king thought this was a fine idea. So, he gave Calvert permission to build a colony just north of Virginia. The new colony was named Maryland for Queen Henrietta Maria, the king’s wife.

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Why did the colonists in Maryland develop a plantation-based economy?


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