I need to visit several historic sites from different periods and write a paper along with a presentation. I would like help with the site I intend on visiting for the Colonial period as 1) I don't know much about this period and 2) As a science major I have difficulty researching topics in history.
I would like information on the Mount Clare Museum House is Baltimore (mountclare.org). In particular: How does it fit into the Colonial period and in the colony of Maryland, what's its historic significance, and how does the museum tell the story of the colonial period. Any other relevant information would be appreciated.
Please note that these are my own objectives to gain a broad understanding before I visit the museum. They are not the objectives of the assignment.
I believe 1000 words will suffice. I don't mind if you are not a Colonial period expert as long as you're confident you can research this and provide a complete response.
Note to the Student.
The solution is a attached as a word file: Colonial period.doc
I would like information on the Mount Clare Museum House is Baltimore (mountclare.org). In particular:
How does it fit into the Colonial period and in the colony of Maryland?
The home fits wonderfully into the Colonial Period, as it tells the story of true American history. The Colonial Period was a time when the new settlers broke away from the old guard, being mother England. During this time period, the Declaration of Independence was signed, America's first President was inaugurated and the first Colonies were born. This museum is at the epicenter of this period, as the home was part of a self-sufficient plantation in colonial times, and has seen three wars, the American Revolution, War of 1812, and the Civil War.
What's its historic significance?
Its historic significance is significant. Its significance lies in the fact that this building and grounds are the pyramids of this nation. Slavery was used to build it and maintain it, just as the pyramids were built. Being a young country, America's history is recent. This museum tells of a time past but not as far gone as other nation's history.
The museum is the only remaining pre-Revolutionary house in Baltimore. It was built in 1760 by Charles Carroll, a barrister (lawyer), and distant relative of Charles Carroll of Carrollton, a signer of the Declaration of Independence. Charles Carroll the barrister inherited the family plantation upon the death of his brother and constructed Mount Clare, a two-story Georgian brick house with a partial basement and attic. Mount Clare is Maryland's first museum house and one of the oldest ...
The solution discusses the Mount Clare Museum and its historical factors. The Colonial American Period is examined.