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Colonial maryland
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  • 1. Colonial Maryland<br />Michael Mezzancello and Lauren Yoia<br />
  • 2. Background<br />In 1624 Virginia became property of the King.<br />King Charles I gave a piece of it to George Calvert, Lord Baltimore. He soon died and the land was given to his son Cecilius in 1632. <br />He called it Maryland <br />
  • 3. The Assembly Began<br />All freemen, both landholders and artisans, came together to form their Assembly by which they framed a body of laws that would later be sent to be reviewed by the proprietor (Lord Baltimore)<br />
  • 4. Self Government Established<br />At first was refused<br />The Assembly rejected the code of laws sent over by Lord Baltimore<br />Lord Baltimore gave his brother authority to approve of the laws made by the people.<br />
  • 5. Religion<br />The Church of England was recognized by law as the State Church<br />This church was supported by general taxation.<br />Maryland was founded for the purpose of providing religious toleration of England&apos;s Roman Catholic minority. <br />Parliament later reversed that policy and discouraged the practice of Catholicism in Maryland. <br />Due to immigration patterns, Catholics have not been a majority in Maryland since early Colonial times.<br />
  • 6. Values<br />Religious freedom <br />The colony was a shelter for Roman Catholics fleeing religious prosecution from their King. <br />Lord Baltimore gave the colony religious freedom to attract other settlers.<br />
  • 7. Entertainment<br />The family in colonial Maryland was a person&apos;s main source of entertainment and learning. <br />Mothers and fathers taught their children to read in order to read the Bible and, for boys, to attend school. <br />In farming families, there was a unity during the annual harvest, when the entire family would stop their schooling and domestic chores to help bring in the year&apos;s crops.<br />
  • 8. Family<br />Children became employed as apprentices as early as 7.<br />Families were often large so that children could help the family economically when the parents reached old age. <br />Many of the people were farmers or worked in a skilled trade. <br />Candle makers, blacksmiths and tavern owners were among the professions available.<br />The father was always the head of the home.<br />Young girls helped their mothers with domestic chores instead of working with their father.<br />
  • 9. Social Structure<br />Social life centered around the owners of the great plantations.<br />The slave was a body-servant to his master or plantation owner, living a life of satisfaction in his hut with his family. <br />Among this class we find mechanics and artisans, trained for the various duties about the plantation.<br />
  • 10. Education<br />Education became increasingly important. <br />Children were expected to know how to read and write, and boys were taught Latin in grammar school. <br />Puritan families realized that education could help the family become economically stable, and often sent their sons to higher educational institutions.<br />
  • 11. Size of Families<br />Colonial family life in Maryland was often based on hard work, and with limited medical care, families could suffer from numerous types of death. <br />As many as 3in 10 children died before their first birthday. <br />Parents also had high death rates, from both illness and disease and from childbirth itself.<br />The result of a high mortality rate in colonial Maryland was that families were large, with six or more children being the average for families. <br />
  • 12. Sources<br />http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_were_the_religions_in_colonial_Maryland<br />http://colonialancestors.com/md/proprietary.htm<br />http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_Maryland<br />http://www.allabouthistory.org/colonial-life-in-america.htm<br />http://colonialancestors.com/md/proprietary.htm<br />

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