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Thanksgiving day

  1. 1. Thanksgiving 1
  2. 2. HistoryIn September 1620 England, there were a group of people who all went to the same church, they were called Puritans.There was a king of England who thought everyone should go to his church. He got mad when the separatist didn’t want to go to his church, he said, “You go to my church or you go to jail!”The religious separatists seeking a new home where they could practice their faith and with the promise of prosperity and land ownership travelled to the New World. 2
  3. 3. History  The king realized that the Separatists weren’t going to change their minds so he said, “You can get out of jail, but you have to leave England.”  So the Separatists later called Pilgrims set sail for America on a ship called the “Mayflower.” It lasted 66 days, they arrived near the tip of Cape Cod. They eventually settled in Plymouth and began settling. 3
  4. 4. Establishing the village of Plymouth  When they got to America, it was winter and there was no food or houses. Many of the pilgrims died from sickness, starvation and freezing to death Many of the Pilgrims remained on the ship, where they suffered from exposure, scurvy and outbreaks of contagious disease. Only half of the Mayflower’s original passengers and crew lived to see their first spring 4
  5. 5. Help From the Native Americans There were some people who lived in America already. We called them Indians. They saw the Pilgrims suffering and they decided to help them. 5
  6. 6. Help from the Wampanoag The Pilgrims weakened by malnutrition and illness, the Wampanoag showed them many necessary skills how to survive.. survive.  They showed them how to grow corn and pumpkins.  They showed them how to hunt and fish.  They helped them build houses out of the trees there. 6
  7. 7. The First ThanksgivingNovember 1621, after the Pilgrims’ first corn harvest proved to be successful they organized a celebratory feast and invited the Native Americans to for a three day feast. 7
  8. 8. The First Thanksgiving The Wampanoag guests arrived bearing five deer. Historians have suggested that many of the dishes werelikely prepared using traditional Native American spices and cooking methods ,fish, deer, sweet potatoes, corn and pumpkin. They also played many games 8
  9. 9. The Main Objective of Thanksgiving and How it Became a Holiday.The main objective of Thanksgiving in 1623 was to mark the end of a long drought that threatened the years harvest. I also carried a deep religious significance.In 1817 New York became the first state to officially adopt an annual al Thanksgiving holidayIn 1789 George Washington issued the First Thanksgiving proclamation by the national Government. 9
  10. 10. TraditionsEveryone gathers around the table and each person says what they are thankful for.On Thanksgiving day families get together and have a big feast!They also start each meal with a prayer )depending if the family is religious) and give thanks for something they are thankful for. 10
  11. 11. Traditions in America  Many Families in America watch a Football Game.  There is also Thanksgiving Parades that people either watch from their houses or on television.  Black Friday- day where people start their Christmas shopping and get in line for amazing bargains. 11
  12. 12. Traditions Each Family in the United States CelebratesThanksgiving in their own way. When it comes to the Thanksgiving feast the Melo Family has the following items for Thanksgiving Dinner. 12
  13. 13. Main Meet Dishes Turkey and Ham 13
  14. 14. Dinner SidesPeas, Green bean Casserole, Mashed Potatoes, Macaroni and Cheese, Cranberry Sauce, Corn, sweet potato, and Bread 14
  15. 15. DrinksAt the start of each meal we usually have wine or some kind of special drink like Pumpkin- Tini. However, Champagne or apple cider are also family favorites. 15
  16. 16. DessertsIf there is any room left in our stomachs we end each meal with a dessert. Pumpkin Pie, Apple Pie, and Pecan Pie are some of the must haves when finishing a great dinner. 16
  17. 17. Videoshttp://www.history.com/topics/thanksgiving/video s#history-of-the-thanksgiving-holiday 17
  18. 18. Thanksgiving Trivia1. When was the first American Thanksgiving celebrated?2. List three foods that are commonly found during a Thanksgiving meal:3. The Pilgrims settled into a colony that was named4. What was the name of the Pilgrim’s ship?5. What was the name of the people that taught the Pilgrims survival skills and shared Thanksgiving dinner with them? 18
  19. 19. Happy Thanksgiving! 19

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