Maryland“The Old Line State” Harrison Heller Mapping Our World Kent State University Spring 2013
IntroductionTo take a look at the Political and Historical mapsof the State of Maryland, one must also take alook at Maryl...
Raremaps.com
The Mason-Dixon Line
The 36th Parallel Today Factoryoutletstores.info
Historical Map of theDavidrumsey.com State of Maryland Sonofthesouth.net
Maryland Fast Facts• The City of Baltimore is an independent city (not part of Baltimore County)• Maryland is home ...
Maryland Overview• State Capitol: Annapolis – Home to the oldest continually used State House in the U.S. (17...
siteatlas.com
5 Distinct Regions of MarylandWikitravel.com
Political Map23 Counties & 1 Independent City www.digital-topo-maps.com
Maryland’s Elected Federal Officials -United States Senate-Senator Barbra Mikulski ...
http://www.mdp.state.md.us
Maryland’s Elected Federal Officials -House of Representative-Congressman Andrew Harri...
A Rundown of Maryland State GovernmentMaryland’s legislative body is called The General Assembly. The GeneralAsse...
http://www.mdp.state.md.us
Maryland State Senate• Made up of 47 State Senators Senate President Mike Miller• Headed...
http://www.mdp.state.md.us
Maryland House of Delegates• Made up of 141 Delegates.• Headed by House House Speaker Busch Spea...
From the desk of Abigail Hopper, EnergyAdvisor to Gov. O’Malley
Current Legislative Action in Maryland• March 15, 2013: Maryland becomes the 18th state to abolish the de...
Quote taken from “Wedding Crashers”
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Politics of Maryland

Published on: Mar 4, 2016
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  • 1. Maryland“The Old Line State” Harrison Heller Mapping Our World Kent State University Spring 2013
  • 2. IntroductionTo take a look at the Political and Historical mapsof the State of Maryland, one must also take alook at Maryland’s past. To look at the currentstate boundaries of Maryland, you are alsotaking a look at America during the time of theRevolution.
  • 3. Raremaps.com
  • 4. The Mason-Dixon Line
  • 5. The 36th Parallel Today Factoryoutletstores.info
  • 6. Historical Map of theDavidrumsey.com State of Maryland Sonofthesouth.net
  • 7. Maryland Fast Facts• The City of Baltimore is an independent city (not part of Baltimore County)• Maryland is home to the first Roman Catholic Cathedral in the United States, Baltimore Basilica, constructed between 1806-1821.• The official State Sport, since 1962, is jousting; the official State Team Sport is lacrosse.• Notable Native Marylanders Baltimore Basilica – George Herman “Babe” Ruth (baseball legend): Baltimore – Cal Ripkin, Jr (baseball’s Iron Man): Harve de Grace – Edward Norton (actor): Columbia – Lewis Black (comedian): Silver Spring – Kevin Durant (4x NBA All-Star): Rockville/Washington, DC – Michael Phelps (winner of 22 Olympic Medals): Towson – Harriet Tubman (leader of the Underground Railroad): Dorchester County• Maryland-Ohio Connection: John Carroll (founder of Georgetown University): Upper Marlboro – John Carroll University in University Heights, OH was named for him. Jousting at the Maryland Renaissance Festival
  • 8. Maryland Overview• State Capitol: Annapolis – Home to the oldest continually used State House in the U.S. (1772). • Topped with the largest wooden dome without the use of nails in the United States.• Governor: Martin O’Malley – Also plays in an Irish rock band called “O’Malley’s March” Governor Martin O’Malley – http://www.omalleysmarch.com/ or check them out on iTunes• Population: estimated 5,884,563 (according to 2012 Census)• Land area: 12,410 sq. miles• Home to the United States Naval Academy (Annapolis)• 5 distinct regions with notable cities: 1. Eastern Shore: Ocean City & Salisbury 2. Central Maryland: Baltimore City & Towson 3. Capital: Bethesda, Silver Spring, & Washington, DC 4. Southern Maryland: Annapolis & La Plata 5. Western Maryland: Cumberland & Hagerstown Maryland State House
  • 9. siteatlas.com
  • 10. 5 Distinct Regions of MarylandWikitravel.com
  • 11. Political Map23 Counties & 1 Independent City www.digital-topo-maps.com
  • 12. Maryland’s Elected Federal Officials -United States Senate-Senator Barbra Mikulski Senator Ben Cardin
  • 13. http://www.mdp.state.md.us
  • 14. Maryland’s Elected Federal Officials -House of Representative-Congressman Andrew Harris (R) Congressman Steny Hoyer (D)1st Congressional District 5th Congressional DistrictCongressman C.A. Dutch Congressman John Delaney (D)Ruppersberger III (D) 6th Congressional District2nd Congressional DistrictCongressman John Sarbanes (D) Congressman Elijah Cummings (D)3rd Congressional District 7th Congressional DistrictCongresswoman Donna Edwards Congressman Christopher(D) Van Hollen Jr. (D) 4th Congressional District 8th Congressional District
  • 15. A Rundown of Maryland State GovernmentMaryland’s legislative body is called The General Assembly. The GeneralAssembly is constructed of 47 Senators that make up the State Senate & 141Delegates that make up the House of Delegates.The Legislature:• Enacts laws necessary for the welfare of the States citizens and certain laws dealing with counties and special taxing districts.• Proposes amendments to the Maryland Constitution, which must be ratified by the voters during the general election.• Reviews the Governor’s Reapportionment & Redistricting plans.• Meets in a regular session for 90 calendar days each year, beginning with the second Wednesday in January.• The General Assembly acts on more than 2500 pieces of legislation and the States annual capital and operating budgets.• Meets in special session when called by the Governor or when a majority of each house petitions the Governor. http://mgaleg.maryland.gov/
  • 16. http://www.mdp.state.md.us
  • 17. Maryland State Senate• Made up of 47 State Senators Senate President Mike Miller• Headed by Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller (D-27) Senate Chamber 
  • 18. http://www.mdp.state.md.us
  • 19. Maryland House of Delegates• Made up of 141 Delegates.• Headed by House House Speaker Busch Speaker Michael Busch (D-30) Chamber of the House of Delegates 
  • 20. From the desk of Abigail Hopper, EnergyAdvisor to Gov. O’Malley
  • 21. Current Legislative Action in Maryland• March 15, 2013: Maryland becomes the 18th state to abolish the death penalty. – Instead of receiving the death penalty, the convicted will now receive “life without the possibility of parole”. – Last used: December 5, 2005, when Wesley Eugene Baker was executed under Governor Robert Ehrlich.• Firearm Safety Act 2013 – Set to be one of the most strict assault weapons ban in the country. – In short, it outlaws certain types of weapons, requires fingerprints to turned into Maryland State Police, and restriction for those with mental health issues. – Passed on April 5.
  • 22. Quote taken from “Wedding Crashers”

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