Annapolis, Maryland, Maryland

The Maryland State House – Where The Annapolis Convention Issued A Call Which Led To A “Convention Of States” For Ratifying The U.S. Constitution

The Maryland State House, which was built during the British Colonial Era, served as the Maryland legislature and as the capital of the United States during the course of the Revolutionary War. At the end of the war, Congress ratified the “Treaty of Paris” and appointed Thomas Jefferson as a minister.

On September 14, 1786, the Annapolis Convention called for a, “Convention of States” to ratify the proposed United States Constitution.

Painting of the, “Annapolis Convention” in 1786.