|Maryland State House|
|(U.S. National Historic Landmark)|
|Added to NRHP:||October 15, 1966|
|Governing body:||State of Maryland|
The Maryland State House is the state capitol of Maryland, and is located in Annapolis. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the A National Historic Landmark (NHL is a Building, site, Structure, Object, or District, that is officially recognized by the Annapolis is the capital of the US state of Maryland, as well as the County seat of Anne Arundel County. The National Register of Historic Places (NRHP is the United States government's official list of districts sites buildings structures and objects deemed worthy of Events 533 - Byzantine General Belisarius makes his formal entry into Carthage, having conquered it from the Year 1966 ( MCMLXVI) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar of the 1966 Gregorian calendar. This is a list of state capitols (buildings in the United States, not to be confused with a list of state capitals (the cities where they are located Annapolis is the capital of the US state of Maryland, as well as the County seat of Anne Arundel County. It houses the Maryland General Assembly and is the oldest state capitol in continuous legislative use, dating to 1772. The Maryland General Assembly is the state legislature of the U It also has the distinction of being topped by the largest wooden dome built without nails in the nation. Wood is hard fibrous lignified structural tissue produced as secondary Xylem in the stems of Woody plants notably trees but also shrubs A dome is a common structural element of Architecture that resembles the hollow upper half of a Sphere. In Engineering, Woodworking and Construction, a nail is a pin -shaped sharp object of hard Metal, typically Steel, The current building, which was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1968, is the third statehouse to stand on the site. A National Historic Landmark (NHL is a Building, site, Structure, Object, or District, that is officially recognized by the Year 1968 ( MCMLXVIII) was a Leap year starting on Monday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. The building is administered by the State House Trust, which was created in 1969.
From November 26, 1783 to June 3, 1784, Annapolis served as the United States capital. The Congress of the Confederation (United States in Congress Assembled) met in the Maryland State House, and Annapolis was a candidate to become the new permanent national capital before Washington, D.C. was built. The Congress of the Confederation or the United States in Congress Assembled was the governing body of the United States of America from March 1, Washington DC ( formally the District of Columbia and commonly referred to as Washington, the District, or simply D
It was in the Old Senate Chamber that George Washington famously resigned his commission as commander in chief of the Continental Army on December 23, 1783. George Washington (February 22 1732 December 14 1799 served as the first President of the United States of America (1789&ndash1797 and led the
It was also there that the 1783 Treaty of Paris, which ended the Revolutionary War, was ratified by Congress on January 14, 1784. The Treaty of Paris, signed on September 3, 1783, and approved by the Congress of the Confederation on January 14, 1784, formally In this article the inhabitants of the thirteen colonies that supported the American Revolution are primarily referred to as "Americans" with occasional references to "Patriots" 
Less well known but important is the historic event that took place in the Old Senate Chamber on February 2, 1781 when the Governor in the presence of the members of both Houses of the State Legislature signed and sealed the "act to empower the delegates of this state in Congress to subscribe and ratify the articles of confederation". Thomas Sim Lee ( October 29, 1745 &ndash November 9, 1819) was an American planter and statesman of Frederick County, The Second Continental Congress was a convention of delegates from the Thirteen Colonies that met beginning in May 10 1775 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania The Articles of Confederation and Perpetual Union, also the Articles of Confederation was the governing Constitution of the alliance of thirteen independent and The decision established the requisite unanimous consent of all thirteen states for the formation of a Perpetual Union. A Perpetual Union of the 13 American states was a key element of the Articles of Confederation and Perpetual Union. In other words, this was the final step in the formation of the United States of America as a nation. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the A nation is a Human Cultural and Social Community. In as much as most members never meet each other yet feel a common bond it may be considered The passing of the much awaited law also served to remove any doubt by the British about the resolve of the states to unite during the Revolutionary War. See also Kingdom of Great Britain Great Britain (Breatainn Mhòr Prydain Fawr Breten Veur Graet Breetain is the larger of the two main islands In 1861, this fact that "the faith of all the then thirteen States was expressly plighted and engaged that [the Union] should be perpetual" was considered of major importance by President Abraham Lincoln when declaring illegal the secession of the southern states from the Union. Abraham Lincoln (February 12 1809 &ndash April 15 1865 the sixteenth President of the United States, successfully led his country through its greatest internal The Confederate States of America (also called the Confederacy, the Confederate States, and CSA) formed as the government set up from 1861
Though construction began in 1772 the structure was not completed until 1779 due to the Revolutionary War. The statehouse was designed by Joseph Horatio Anderson, a noted architect of the time, and the large dome is topped by a lightning rod that was constructed and grounded to the specifications of the lightning rod's original inventor, Benjamin Franklin. A lightning rod (USA or lightning conductor (UK is a single component in a Lightning protection system. Benjamin Franklin ( April 17 1790 was one of the Founding Fathers of the United States of America. The dome of the statehouse is depicted on the Maryland state quarter. The 50 State Quarters program ( is the release of a series of commemorative coins by the United States Mint.
Chamber of the Maryland State Senate
Chamber of the Maryland House of Delegates
The dome of the statehouse is depicted on the Maryland state quarter. Maryland State Senate is the Upper house of the General Assembly, the state legislature of the U The Maryland House of Delegates is the lower house of the General Assembly, the state legislature of the U The 50 State Quarters program ( is the release of a series of commemorative coins by the United States Mint.
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