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What was the Toleration Act of 1649?


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2011-09-13 16:50:55
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a Maryland law that made restricting the religious rights of christians a crime; the first law guaranteeing reliqious freedom to be passed in America


Lord Baltimore was a Roman Catholic, but he had to support the Church of England. However, he wanted freedom for those of his faith, and he also wanted persons of other faiths to settle in Maryland. He believed that religious restrictions would interfere with the colony's growth and development.

In 1649, the colonial assembly approved Lord Baltimore's draft of a religious tolerance law, granting religious freedom to all Christians.

After the law was passed, a band of Puritans fled from Virgina and came into Maryland. Maryland became famous for its religious freedom.


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it was a law mandating religious tolerance for Christians. it was passed in the colony of Maryland in 1649

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