On December 30th, my family was treated to a nearly private tour of the Maryland State House. We learned a lot about Maryland history. The most important things were:
- The Maryland State House actually served as the US Capitol for about one year from November 26, 1783 to August 13, 1784.
- George Washington Resigned his Military Commission at the end of the Revolutionary War inside the Maryland State House. (See George Washington Resigns His Military Commission)
- Maryland Actually had its own version of the Boston Tea Party. (See The Burning of the Peggy Stewart)
- John Hanson, a Marylander, was the first President under the articles of Confederation. The Articles of Confederation were the guidelines for which the colonies/states interacted with each other before the Constitution was signed in 1789.
We would like to thank Maryland Legislative Services and Ms. Regina Todd for showing us around.