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The History of Thanksgiving

Michael
Michael26
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Euclid, OH
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In 1863, President Lincoln proclaimed the last Thursday in November as a national day of Thanksgiving. Thanksgiving was declared by every president after Lincoln. The date was changed a couple of times, most recently by Franklin Roosevelt, who set it up one week to the next-to-last Thursday in order to create a longer Christmas shopping season. Public uproar against this decision caused the president to move Thanksgiving back to its original date two years later. And in 1941, Thanksgiving was finally sanctioned by Congress as a legal holiday, as the fourth Thursday in November.

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