Revolutionary War. Essential Questions. Who were the opponents in this war and why were they fighting? What was Maryland’s importance in this war? Name the four Marylanders who signed the Declaration of Independence? How do you know the colonist did not like the tea tax?
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The Chestertown Tea Party
The burning of the Peggy Stewart
Marylanders did many things to help win the war. They built ships in Baltimore. Ship captains from Maryland became privateers. They attacked and captured enemy ships. They also took the cargo from British ships. They kept what they captured, some privateers became quite rich this way. Farmers raised grain and cattle for the army. The state also supplied cannons and gunpowder. Iron made in several parts of the state were used for weapons and tools. Women sewed clothing for the soldiers.