Maryland was established with religious freedom for Catholics. The colonial economy was based on tobacco cultivated by Africans who had been enslaved.
Grear, James (Grier)
American colonists continued to use British monetary units, namely the pound, shilling and pence for which £1 (or equalled 20 li) and 1 s equalled 12 s . In 1792 the dollar was established as the basic unit of currency. d