Table of Contents
History of StateÃ¢ÂÂ¦Ã¢ÂÂ¦Ã¢ÂÂ¦Ã¢ÂÂ¦Ã¢ÂÂ¦Ã¢ÂÂ¦Ã¢ÂÂ¦Ã¢ÂÂ¦Ã¢ÂÂ¦Ã¢ÂÂ¦Ã¢ÂÂ¦Ã¢ÂÂ¦Ã¢ÂÂ¦Pg.1
Points of InterestÃ¢ÂÂ¦Ã¢ÂÂ¦Ã¢ÂÂ¦Ã¢ÂÂ¦Ã¢ÂÂ¦Ã¢ÂÂ¦Ã¢ÂÂ¦Ã¢ÂÂ¦Ã¢ÂÂ¦Ã¢ÂÂ¦Ã¢ÂÂ¦Ã¢ÂÂ¦Pg.3
From the Beginning
Maryland is one of the 13 original states, and was the seventh state inducted into the union of the United States . Maryland was admission into the union on April 28, 1788 and its capital is Annapolis. In 1608 Capt. John Smith explored the Chesapeake Bay that surrounds Maryland. A Royal charter of Maryland was granted by Charles I to Lord Baltimore in 1632. On this charter were English settlers who were Roman Catholics who explored the new settlement of Maryland. This was the beginning of a new land.
Later on in the mid-1700s there was a territory survey with Pennsylvania. From 1763 to 1767 two men named Charles Mason and Jeremiah Dixon talked about Maryland's northern boundary line with Pennsylvania. And then in 1791 Maryland gave up their land and formed the District of Columbia, which is now our nation's capital.
This means that Maryland was once part of Washington D.C. The state of Maryland was also involved during the Civil War.
Maryland is an East Coast state that was in the 1800s during the Civil War. During the Civil War Maryland was a slave state, but still remained inside the union. In 1814 when the British attempted to capture Baltimore Francis Scott Key wrote the words of "The Star-Spangled Banner." During the war Marylanders file on both sides of the war. This split up many families. This is some of the basic history of the beginning of Maryland.
The Checkerboard Flag
The history of the Maryland's flag goes back to the 1600s with Lord Baltimore. Lord Baltimore's colors were yellow and black that's why parts of the flag are yellow and black checkered.