5 Interesting Historical Facts About Maryland

Himanshi singh       Nov 14, 2022

#1. Where Maryland Gets Her Name

          Late to the age of colonialism, the British largely missed out on South and Central America. In order to gain a foothold in the New World, much of Britain's early colonial efforts concentrated on the Eastern Seaboard of what is now the United States. 

#2. Maryland Fought On Both Side Of The Civil War

         Despite the fact that Maryland still practiced slavery at the outbreak of the Civil War, it never broke away from the Union. But that did not stop its citizens from seeking out their own loyalties. Due to its unfortunate geographical location between the North and South, 

#3. The Origins Of The National Anthem

        The "Star Spangled Banner" was first written by a Maryland lawyer called Francis Scott Key. Key found himself trapped in a barrage of British ordinance during the Battle of Baltimore during the War of 1812.  

#4. Abolition And Freedom

        Maryland in many ways was the epicenter of the Civil War both on and off the battlefield. Two of the most famous abolitionists of the time Fredrick Douglass and Harriet Tubman were both born into slavery in Maryland 

#5. A Flag Like No Other

        Out of all the state flags in America, there is none other quite like Maryland. Breaking away from the typical blue backdrop centered with a state symbol, Maryland goes in another direction.  Maryland's flag actually dates back to British rule 

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