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1 THANKSGIVING A day to be grateful for all the good in our lives. Teresa Reen Nov East Side Adult Ed

2 Thanksgiving In the 1600s, in Europe there were many wars and religious protests. Some of these protests created religions we now call Protestant. The original Christian religion persecuted these Protestants. Teresa Reen Nov East Side Adult Ed

3 Thanksgiving Many of these people decided to move to other countries. Some of these people decided to come to the new land called America. These people were called Pilgrims. These people had the 1 st Thanksgiving. Teresa Reen Nov East Side Adult Ed

4 Thanksgiving Pilgrim – a religious traveler. Anyone who travels for religious worship or freedom. The European Pilgrims looked like this. Teresa Reen Nov East Side Adult Ed

5 Thanksgiving Some of these Pilgrims were also called Puritans. Teresa Reen Nov East Side Adult Ed

6 Thanksgiving These Pilgrims were called Puritans because they were very strict in their religious belief and practice. They often had arguments with the other people on the ship about the rules and laws in the new land. Teresa Reen Nov East Side Adult Ed

7 Thanksgiving Because of these arguments, before they landed, they reached an agreement about these rules and laws of living here. The agreement is called the Mayflower Compact. It is the first set of laws made in this country. Teresa Reen Nov East Side Adult Ed

8 Thanksgiving The Europeans came to this land in They arrived in ships like these. Teresa Reen Nov East Side Adult Ed

9 Thanksgiving The journey on the ocean was rough and dangerous. They arrived late in the year. They didnt have time to build shelters or plant crops. Teresa Reen Nov East Side Adult Ed

10 Thanksgiving The native people helped them by giving them food and showed them which animals to hunt. Teresa Reen Nov East Side Adult Ed

11 Thanksgiving The Europeans called the native people Indians because they thought they were in India. They didnt realize that they were in a new land called America. India America Teresa Reen Nov East Side Adult Ed

12 Thanksgiving The Indians saved the lives of these Europeans. They showed them how to build shelters and to gather food from the land. The Europeans were very grateful. Teresa Reen Nov East Side Adult Ed

13 Thanksgiving During the second year they harvested a lot of food. They decided to invite the Indians to a feast. They called the feast a Thanksgiving feast. The celebration lasted for 3 days. Teresa Reen Nov East Side Adult Ed

14 Thanksgiving Some Indian shelters. Teresa Reen Nov East Side Adult Ed

15 Thanksgiving The food available to them was different from what we eat for Thanksgiving today. Teresa Reen Nov East Side Adult Ed

16 Thanksgiving They ate corn. Teresa Reen Nov East Side Adult Ed

17 Thanksgiving They ate beans. Teresa Reen Nov East Side Adult Ed

18 Thanksgiving They ate squash. Teresa Reen Nov East Side Adult Ed

19 Thanksgiving They ate deer. Teresa Reen Nov East Side Adult Ed

20 Thanksgiving They ate fish. cod bass Teresa Reen Nov East Side Adult Ed

21 Thanksgiving They probably didnt eat turkey! Teresa Reen Nov East Side Adult Ed

22 Thanksgiving The celebration lasted for 3 days. Teresa Reen Nov East Side Adult Ed

23 Thanksgiving This first Thanksgiving had 90 male Pilgrims participating with the Chief of the Indians, Massassoit and 2 of his leaders, Squanto and Samoset. Women served but did not participate. Squanto Samoset Massassoit Teresa Reen Nov East Side Adult Ed

24 Thanksgiving During his first year as president, George Washington declared Nov. 26 th as a national day of thanksgiving and prayer. Teresa Reen Nov East Side Adult Ed

25 Thanksgiving In the 1860s Sarah Hale urged President Lincoln to create a National Holiday of Thanksgiving. Teresa Reen Nov East Side Adult Ed

26 Thanksgiving In 1863 President Lincoln made Thanksgiving a national holiday. The last Thursday in November Teresa Reen Nov East Side Adult Ed

27 Thanksgiving Thanksgiving is a truly American holiday that other countries have now adopted too. Grenada Canada Australia Croatia Teresa Reen Nov East Side Adult Ed


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