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History of thanksgiving


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History of thanksgiving

  1. 1. Thanksgiving in the United States
  2. 2. Thanksgiving <ul><li>Thanksgiving is always celebrated on the last Thursday of November </li></ul>
  3. 3. Pilgrims <ul><li>Separatists – wanted freedom from the Church of England </li></ul><ul><li>In the early 1600s they secretly migrated to Amsterdam </li></ul><ul><li>In July 1620 they departed for the Americas </li></ul>
  4. 4. Boats <ul><li>#1 – Speedwell </li></ul><ul><li>#2 - Mayflower </li></ul><ul><li>The Speedwell was sold because it kept leaking </li></ul>
  5. 6. Plymouth, Massachusetts <ul><li>The Pilgrims landed in November, 1620 </li></ul>
  6. 7. Pilgrims in the Americas <ul><li>The Pilgrims were new to the land and their crops did not grow very well. </li></ul><ul><li>The Indians helped the Pilgrims survive the winter and taught them to farm and to hunt </li></ul><ul><li>The “First Thanksgiving” was a celebration of the Pilgrims’ first successful harvest </li></ul>
  7. 8. Squanto <ul><li>Learned English as a slave in Europe </li></ul><ul><li>Taught Pilgrims how to grow corn </li></ul><ul><li>Taught Pilgrims how to catch eels </li></ul>
  8. 9. The First Thanksgiving - 1621
  9. 11. Thanksgiving Today <ul><li>Gather as a family </li></ul><ul><li>Give thanks / pray </li></ul><ul><li>Eat lots of food </li></ul><ul><li>Watch American Football </li></ul>
  10. 12. Turkey
  11. 13. Mashed Potatoes <ul><li>Gravy – sauce made from the natural juices of meat or vegetables </li></ul>
  12. 14. Sweet Potatoes
  13. 15. Stuffing <ul><li>Bread, spices, nuts, vegetables, apples, raisins, etc. </li></ul>
  14. 16. Corn
  15. 17. Biscuits
  16. 18. Cornbread
  17. 19. Pecan Pie
  18. 20. Macy’s Day Parade
  19. 21. Macy’s Day Parade