Charles Carroll of Maryland was a signatory on the Declaration of Independence. In 1772, he wrote a series of newspaper articles protesting the taxation of the colonies by Britain without representation in Parliament. Carroll was appointed to represent Maryland in the Continental Congress, where he served on the Board of War from 1776 to 1778, and in the United States Senate from 1789 to 1792. He helped frame the Constitution for the state of Maryland. When Carroll died in 1832, he was the last surviving signatory of the Declaration of Independence.
First Federal Congress 1781-1789
The Continental Congress met between 1774-1785. This was followed by the Confederation Congress, under the Articles of Confederation which existed between 1785-1789. The First United States Congress, also known as the First Federal Congress, consisted of the United States Senate and the United States House of Representatives, which met between, March 4, 1789 and March 4, 1791.
The biographical History Mugs were created to teach and inspire individuals to learn about our diverse and interesting history. The biographies were researched and written by history enthusiast, Robert Compton. He colorized most of the historic photos and images used on the mugs, which were originally black and white or sepia-tone. The images and biographies are imprinted on mugs at his studio in rural Vermont.
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- To preserve photographic quality we recommend hand washing.
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