Come to Maryland!

Come to Maryland!

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  • MARYLAND, THE COLONY WHERE YOU WANT TO BE!
  • Tired of religious persecution? Are you a British Catholic who is tired of being discriminated against in England? If you answered yes to either of these questions, then Maryland is definitely the place for you! Maryland was founded by Lord Baltimore in 1634 as a place to settle for Roman Catholics wanting to leave the discrimination in England.
  • RELIGIOUS FREEDOM
  • LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION!
  • Maryland is in the southern colonial region. The climate is warm, the summers hot, and the winters mild. There are wide coastal plains in the east to settle on and beautiful mountains out west. The soil is very rich making Maryland a great place for growing cash crops to help bring you and your family wealth.
  • CHRISTIANS WELCOME!
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  • One of the top reasons you want to relocate to Maryland is for the religious freedom. Maryland is a place to practice your religion without being persecuted and is known to be the birthplace of religious freedom in America.
  • CASH CROPS
  • Are you Catholic? Come on over! Are you a Protestant? Don't worry, you are welcome in Maryland too. Settlers' religions are accepted as long as your religion is a part of Christianity.
  • WEALTH
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  • Another great reason for settling in Maryland--the cash crops. Cash Crop business is booming! Tobacco is the main cash crop here and you can't beat the great soil or perfect cash crop growing climate in this colony. No interest in growing tobacco? Not to worry, rice and indigo are big cash crops here too and you can have farming land as far as the eye can see.
  • LAWS WITHOUT LIMITS
  • With your successful cash crop business, you can build a beautiful home on your large plantation. Farming is great here and can bring you great wealth with all of the cash crops you can grow.
  • PLANTATION STYLE LIVING
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  • A third big reason to settle in Maryland is the freedom to create laws without England getting involved. Here in Maryland, laws can be passed quicker because there is no need for British approval before a law is made. Imagine the feeling of independence!
  • EXCELLENT EDUCATION
  • While the man of the house is managing the farming, hunting, fur trading or ship building (whatever your skill or job of choice), the women may manage the household chores , prepare meals, and care for the children.
  • FUN FACTS
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  • Your children will receive an excellent education where they will go to school to learn to read, write, and do math. They will also be taught life lessons and skills.
  • Maryland was named after King Charles I's wife Henrietta Maria (Marie's land- Maryland). Natural resources in the Maryland Colony include forests, fish, and good farming land. Major industry in Maryland includes agriculture, iron works, shipbuilding and other manufacturing
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