Annapolis, Maryland

Annapolis' first official flag, though not adopted until January 1965, is styled after the personal royal badge of British after whom the city was named. Resembling the [[:File:Floral Badge of Great Britain.svg|floral badge of Great Britain]], a crown hovers over a thistle (representing Scotland) and a (representing England), growing from a single stalk to portray their  during Anne's reign. Vixi liber et moriar means "I have lived free and will die so".
1896 Annapolis view
Maryland State House as seen from Church Circle
US Naval Academy, Bancroft Hall (c. 1908)
More frequent tidal flooding results from sea level rise caused by climate change.
Over Annapolis Harbor & Dock Street
Downtown Annapolis's Main Street in September 2004
View into City Dock with Market House at right and Main Street to left
Kunta Kinte-Alex Haley Memorial in City Dock.
Annapolis City Hall
Annapolis, Maryland, sign
MD 665 in Annapolis

Capital city of the U.S. state of Maryland as well as the county seat of, and only incorporated city in, Anne Arundel County.

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Chesapeake Bay

Largest estuary in the United States.

The Chesapeake Bay – Landsat satellite image
The Chesapeake Bay – Landsat satellite image
Boundaries of the Chesapeake Bay impact crater.
View of the Eastern Bay in Maryland at sunset
The Chesapeake Bay Bridge, near Annapolis, Maryland
The Bay viewed from a plane
Food chain diagram for waterbirds of the Chesapeake Bay
Revised map of John White's original by Theodore DeBry. In this 1590 version, the Chesapeake Bay appears named for the first time.
Later (1630) version of the 1612 map by Captain John Smith during his exploration of the Chesapeake. The map is oriented with west at top.
Oyster boats at war off the Maryland shore (1886 wood engraving). Regulation of the oyster beds in Virginia and Maryland has existed since the 19th century.
Lighthouses and lightships such as Chesapeake have helped guide ships into the Bay.
Example Chesapeake Bay tides from Baltimore and the Chesapeake Bay Bridge–Tunnel for quarter and full moons during June 2013
A skipjack, part of the oystering fleet in Maryland
The Thomas Point Shoal Light in Maryland
Tidal wetlands of the Chesapeake Bay
Dead menhaden floating in the bay in 1973
Dissolved oxygen levels (Milligrams per liter) required by various marine animals living in the Chesapeake Bay.
A cluster of oysters grown in a sanctuary
Sediment sources in the Chesapeake Bay
Maryland Department of Natural Resources survey vessel tied up to a private dock with a continuous monitoring station.
Chesapeake Bay Interpretive Buoy System smart buoy on the Patapsco River.

Average depth is 21 ft, reaching a maximum of 174 ft. The Bay is spanned twice, in Maryland by the Chesapeake Bay Bridge from Sandy Point (near Annapolis) to Kent Island and in Virginia by the Chesapeake Bay Bridge–Tunnel connecting Virginia Beach to Cape Charles.

St. John's College (Annapolis/Santa Fe)

The Santa Fe campus of St. John's College, as seen from the slopes of Monte Luna
Holi Celebration at Santa Fe Campus

St. John's College is a private liberal arts college with dual campuses in Annapolis, Maryland, and Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Severn River (Maryland)

Tidal estuary 14 mi long, located in Anne Arundel County in the U.S. state of Maryland, south of the Magothy River and north of the South River.

The river enters the Chesapeake Bay near the major port city of Annapolis, also the capital of Maryland.

United States Naval Academy

Rotunda steps leading to Memorial Hall
U.S. Naval Academy in 1853
Stereoscopic views of midshipman quarters and mess hall c. 1905
US Naval Academy waterfront in the late 1860s with the barrack/school ships USS Constitution and Santee tied up in the background. Other ships not identified.
David Dixon Porter
The graduating class of 1894
The U.S. Naval Academy was honored by the U.S. Post Office on a commemorative stamp, depicting two midshipmen in past (left) and present uniforms, with the Naval Academy seal at center, issued in 1937.
Naval Academy Midshipmen celebrate after graduation.
Rank structure
U.S. Naval Academy campus
Plebes (first year students) marching in front of Bancroft Hall
Interior of the Naval Academy chapel
The pool in the Lejeune Hall
Mexican War Monument to Midshipmen Shubrick, Clemson, Hynson, and Pillsbury
The 1926 National Championship football team
Plebes receive basic martial arts instruction during Plebe Summer training
Plebes paddle pontoon boats during a team-building portion of Sea Trials
A bagpiper with the Naval Academy Pipes and Drums
Wendy B. Lawrence
United States Naval Academy flag
George Dewey
Albert A. Michelson Class of 1873
William Daniel Leahy Class of 1897
Ernest King
William F. Halsey Jr. Class of 1904
Chester William Nimitz Class of 1905
Frank Jack Fletcher Class of 1906
Isaac Campbell Kidd
John Sidney McCain, Sr.
Raymond A. Spruance
Richmond Kelly Turner
Daniel Judson Callaghan
Norman Scott
Hyman G. Rickover
Robert Anson Heinlein
John Sidney McCain Jr.
Alan Bartlett Shepard Jr.
Walter Marty Schirra Jr.
James Earl Carter Jr.
Jeremiah A. Denton Jr.
James Bond Stockdale
James Benson Irwin
James Arthur Lovell Jr.
Thomas Patten Stafford
Henry Ross Perot
William Alison Anders
Charles Moss Duke Jr.
John Sidney McCain III
Bruce McCandless II
Robert McFarlane
Joe Bellino
Roger Thomas Staubach
Oliver Laurence North
James Henry Webb Jr.
Montel Williams
Napoleon McCallum
John Fuller
Kenneth Ham
David Maurice Robinson
Sunita Lyn Williams
Keenan Reynolds

The United States Naval Academy (US Naval Academy, USNA, or Navy) is a federal service academy in Annapolis, Maryland.

Congress of the Confederation

The governing body of the United States of America from March 1, 1781, to March 4, 1789.

December 23, 1783: General George Washington Resigning His Commission by John Trumbull (1822–1824)

Based on preliminary articles with the British negotiators made on November 30, 1782, and approved by the "Congress of the Confederation" on April 15, 1783, the Treaty of Paris was further signed on September 3, 1783, and ratified by the Confederation Congress then sitting at the Maryland State House in Annapolis on January 14, 1784.

Maryland State House

Maryland State House
Women's March on January 20th, 2018 on Lawyers Mall near the State House. Lawyers Mall is frequently used for protests and other gatherings.
The Old Senate Chamber
Washington, Lafayette & Tilghman at Yorktown, by Charles Willson Peale, 1784
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 House (front)
Maryland State House (side)
Maryland State House (rear from below)

The Maryland State House is located in Annapolis, Maryland.

Treaty of Paris (1783)

The Treaty of Paris, signed in Paris by representatives of King George III of Great Britain and representatives of the United States of America on September 3, 1783, officially ended the American Revolutionary War and overall state of conflict between the two countries.

First page of the Treaty of Paris (1783)
Treaty of Paris, by Benjamin West (1783), depicts the American delegation at the Treaty of Paris (left to right): John Jay, John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, Henry Laurens, and William Temple Franklin. The British delegation refused to pose, and the painting was never completed.
The 1782 French proposal for the territorial division of North America, which was rejected by the Americans
Commemorative plaque located on the site at which the treaty was signed, 56 Rue Jacob, Paris
Last page of the Treaty
Map of the United States and territories after the Treaty of Paris

The United States Congress of the Confederation ratified the Treaty of Paris on January 14, 1784, in Annapolis, Maryland, in the Old Senate Chamber of the Maryland State House, which made Annapolis the first peacetime capital of the new United States.

Anne Arundel County, Maryland

Located in the U.S. state of Maryland.

Crofton Parkway in Crofton in early March
Anne Arundel County Courthouse, June 2005
The Annapolis Police Department covers the City of Annapolis.
I-97 northbound at Benfield Boulevard in Anne Arundel County
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Its county seat is Annapolis, which is also the capital of the state.

Annapolis Convention (1786)

The Annapolis Convention, formally titled as a Meeting of Commissioners to Remedy Defects of the Federal Government, was a national political convention held September 11–14, 1786 at Mann's Tavern in Annapolis, Maryland, in which twelve delegates from five U.S. states (New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Delaware, and Virginia) gathered to discuss and develop a consensus on reversing the protectionist trade barriers that each state had erected.

Washington–Baltimore metropolitan area

Combined statistical area consisting of the overlapping labor-market region of the cities of Washington, D.C., and Baltimore, Maryland.

Map of the current OMB-designated Washington-Baltimore-Arlington, DC-MD-VA-WV-PA Combined Statistical Area.
Baltimore–Washington International
Reagan National Airport
Dulles International
Washington Metro
The Capital Beltway (I-495) in Northern Virginia
The Baltimore Metro subway

Annapolis, Maryland