Why Was Maryland Founded? How Did It Differ From Virginia Colony?

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Bths Emily Liu
Pd 1 9/28/15
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Why was Maryland founded? How did it differ from Virginia colony?

Maryland was one of the thirteen colonies owned by the British along the east coast of North America. In 1632, King Charles I of England established a charter, certificate of ownership, to George Calvert also known as Lord Baltimore. Maryland was named after Henrietta Maria, the wife of Charles I. Before George Calvert arrived in Maryland, he died which made his son, Cecil Calvert the successor. Cecil Calvert established Maryland as a refuge for the Roman Catholics oppressed in Anglican England. In Maryland, Lord Baltimore wanted to create a safe haven for English Catholics but to also validate that Catholics and Protestants
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