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What was most significant about Maryland’s Act of Toleration?

1. The law inspired the growth of religious freedom in the colonies.

2. The law became a model for other North American colonies.

3. The law granted religious freedom to all non-Christians in Maryland.

4. The law led to a Catholic takeover of the colonial assembly in Maryland.

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Answer: 2. The law became a model for other North American colonies.

The Maryland Toleration Act was the first law protecting the rights of Christians outside the Catholic faith in the colonies. It brought about a statute to embrace religious freedom within the colonies. It was later used as an inspiration to grant religious freedom in the United States. The law was in support of Christianity, however, anyone who did not proclaim the sovereignty of Jesus was sentenced to death under the Law. It was passed to protect Catholics during the dominance of the Anglican Church in Britain.

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