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History of the United States
Which of the original 13 colonies was the first to guarantee religious freedom for Catholics?
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What major religious groups settled in the original thirteen colonies?
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Why were the thirteen orginal colonies established?
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How did religion affect the founding of the colonies?
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Which of the original 13 colonies was a haven for Catholics?
The colony of Maryland founded by Cecil Calvert 2nd Baron Baltimore was meant to be a haven for Catholics. Lord Baltimore was himself a Catholic and religious freedom was a founding value in his colony. The city of Baltimore is the oldest Catholic Diocese in the United States. Maryland was founded as a haven for Catholics.