Maryland

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780531248881
  • Publisher: C. Press/F. Watts Trade
  • Publication date: 2/1/2014
  • Series: America the Beautiful, Third Series (Revised Edition)
  • Format: Library Binding
  • Edition description: Revised
  • Pages: 144
  • Sales rank: 594,979
  • Age range: 8 - 12 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.30 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents

Land: From seashore to mountains, Maryland has it all, split up the middle by America's largest bay     8
First People: The earliest residents of Maryland thrived on the resources of Chesapeake Bay; they also traded with people from farther west     26
Exploration and Settlement: Lord Baltimore and the settlers who followed sought a place of economic prosperity and religious freedom     34
Growth and Change: Marylanders play an important role in the struggle to create, build, and protect a new nation     48
More Modern Times: While Baltimore continued to prosper, other parts of Maryland became suburbs of the nation's capital     62
People: Edgar Allan Poe, crab cakes, Babe Ruth, the Muppets, and great ethnic restaurants-Maryland's people have contributed to American culture     72
Government: The oldest State House in continuous use in the United States served as a meeting place when Annapolis briefly held the title of nation's capital     86
Economy: The earliest residents harvested the bay, the settlers grew tobacco, a Marylander invented the electric drill, and the federal government calls many workers     98
Travel Guide: Buzzing cities, colonial history, wild ponies on the beach, Thoroughbreds at the track, the Appalachian Trail, sailing-and so much more     108
Project Room
Projects     116
Timeline     122
Glossary     125
Fast Facts     126
Biographical Dictionary     133
Resources     137
Index     139
Author's Tips and Source Notes     143

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