Category: Maryland

Wye House

Wye House The original house was built in 1781-84. The architectural style represents the change experienced during the 1780s from late Georgian to Early Federal. Construction of the Wye House commenced in 1781. By 1784, the central block and two detached dependencies…

Maryland Religion

  Catholics Maryland was originally founded solely as a haven for Catholics. Lord Baltimore was the man who established Maryland as a Catholic colony but was faced with many troubles for doing so. At one point he had his land…

Native Americans

Most Native Americans were forced out of Maryland in the early 1780s because the eastern tribes were being displaced by colonial expansion. Most of the Native Americans that once lived in Maryland went to Indian Reservations in what is now Oklahoma. Maryland…

Maryland Constitution

Maryland’s first constitution was written in 1776 and adopted by the Ninth Provincial Convention meeting at Annapolis in November. Out of all of the documents adopted during the revolution it was the least revolutionary. Its frame of government was designed…

Culture in Maryland

Colleges Adopted in the 1780’s         Washington College was founded by William Smith in 1782. When Smith founded it, George Washington gave the college 3 gifts. He gave them 50 guineas, the permission to use his name for the name…

Maryland’s Economy

  Following the War of Independence, Maryland was threatened with bankruptcy. The majority of the State’s money had been spent on the war. Also, the issuing of large amounts of paper money created a significant economic inflation for Maryland. Since…