Class Notes

Most people know that Massachusetts was founded for religious reasons, however, what most do not know is that Maryland was also a religious colony.  In 1632, the King gave Lord Baltimore a charter for land on the Chesapeake as a heaven for Catholics.  Catholics had been persecuted in England in the past, but King James was much more tolerant.  This meant not as many Catholics needed to leave so instead Protestants mostly came for the tobacco trade.

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