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Natalie Moses-Thanksgiving 2010

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Natalie Moses-Thanksgiving 2010

  1. 1. ThanksgivingBy Natalie Moses<br />
  2. 2. The basic idea…<br />Thanksgiving Day is a harvest festival celebrated in the United States and Canada.<br />USA-4th Thursday in November<br />Canada- 2nd Monday in October <br />Thanksgiving is a holiday to express thankfulness, gratitude and appreciation to God, family and friends for the material blessings and relationships they have.<br />Traditionally, it has been a time to give thanks a large harvest. Originally, the holiday had religious roots but has since moved away from these ideas. <br />
  3. 3. Why it was started…<br />In 1621, 102 pilgrims sailed on a small ship called the Mayflower, landed in Plymouth, Massachusetts sick and without food. The Native Americans helped them by teaching them how to hunt and gather food.<br />The main Native American who helped the pilgrims was named Squanto. He spoke English because he was captured by a English travelers years before.<br />The relationship between Squanto and the pilgrims grew and as a way to thank the Native Americans, at the end of the harvest there was a large celebration with a feast of food and games.<br />
  4. 4. The Mayflower<br />
  5. 5. The First Thanksgiving<br />
  6. 6. Thanksgiving over the Years<br />1789- George Washington, the first American president issued the first Thanksgiving proclamation by the national government of the United States. <br />1817- New York became the first of several states to officially adopt an annual Thanksgiving holiday<br />1863- Abraham Lincoln proclaimed Thanksgiving during the Civil War, a day to ask God for care for all the wounded soldiers (The final Thursday in November)<br />1941- President Franklin D. Roosevelt makes Thanksgiving an official holiday on the fourth Thursday in November. <br />
  7. 7. The 5 F’s of Thanksgiving<br />FOOD, FOOD, FOOD and…FOOD!<br />Feasting<br />Family<br />Football<br />Fun and Games<br />
  8. 8. Typical Thanksgiving Foods<br />Turkey<br />
  9. 9. Side Dishes<br />Mashed Potatoes<br />Mac and Cheese<br />Stuffing<br />
  10. 10. More common foods<br />Cranberry Sauce<br />Sweet Potatoes <br />Green Bean Casserole<br />All kinds of Bread (Rolls, Biscuits, Croissants) <br />
  11. 11. PIE!<br />
  12. 12. Norman Rockwell Painting<br />

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