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Transcript of Thanksgiving
“Merchant Adventures” a group of English investors financed a trip for more than 100 passengers to the New World. On September 6th, 1620 the Puritans set sail for the New world 65 Days later... Winter.... Winter was very Harsh and fewer than 50 people survived March, 16th 1621
Samoset an Abnaki Native entered the camp and spoke English to the Pilgrims. The Next Day... Samoset returned with another Native named Squanto! Squanto taught Pilgrims:
• How to get sap out of the maple trees
• How to avoid plants
that were poisonous
• How to plant corn and other crops. The Pilgrims Had a Successful Harvest! Because of the natives, Pilgrims had enough food for the winter, Plymouth Colony's Governor, William Bradford, decided to throw a celebratory feast and invited the colony's American Native neighbors to take part.
The celebration lasted for three days. Historians believe this took place in the fall and the overall course resembled Native food The Development of the Holiday In Colony Days post harvest holidays were celebrated on “Lecture Day” 1789, George Washington proclaimed Tuesday November 26 a Thanksgiving holiday 1863, Lincoln declared Thanksgiving to fall on the last Thursday of November. In 1939, Roosevelt departed from tradition by declaring November 23, the next to last Thursday that year, as Thanksgiving Day. November 26, 1941, Roosevelt admitted his mistake and signed a bill into law officially making the fourth Thursday in November the national holiday of Thanksgiving Day. Modern Day Thanksgiving The Food More than 90% of Americans eat Turkey on Thanksgiving After Turkey corn is the most significant dish on the dinner table. Cranberries is another very popular dish and was believed to be the first Thanksgiving table. Football In ancient harvest festivals, people usually celebrated with games and sports, so you could argue the football tradition has very deep roots. The traditional American Thanksgiving football game was usually between the Detroit Lions and the Green Bay Packers -- now more games on Thanksgiving day. Parades In the early 20th century, people began to associate Thanksgiving with the beginning of the Christmas shopping season. In order to attract customers, stores like Macy's sponsored elaborate parades like the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade Conclusion An example of the possibility of great respect and cooperation between two different cultures. Enjoy your Thanksgiving Break! Research sources:"Thanksgiving." History.com. A&E Television Networks, n.d. Web. 15 Oct. 2012. <http://www.history.com/topics/thanksgiving>.
"Thanksgiving Day in United States." Thanksgiving Day in United States. N.p., n.d. Web. 15 Oct. 2012. <http://www.timeanddate.com/holidays/us/thanksgiving-day>.
"Thanksgiving History." Plimoth Plantation |. N.p., n.d. Web. 15 Oct. 2012. <http://www.plimoth.org/learn/MRL/read/thanksgiving-history>. Romans A horn shape basket that is usually filled with fruit, flowers and other goodies.
The word is derived from the Latin term Corpu Copia which literally means Horn of the plenty
(The History Chanel) Cornucopia Hold a 3,000 year old traditional festival called Sukkot. Jewish families then eat their meals beneath the Sukkot hut under the night sky for eight days. Puritans Settle in Plymouth Sources cited http://www.britannica.com/blogs/2010/11/thanksgiving-day-from-pilgrims-to-the-tsa-picture-essay-of-the-day/ http://www.britannica.com/blogs/2010/11/thanksgiving-day-from-pilgrims-to-the-tsa-picture-essay-of-the-day/ http://www.seniorhomes.com/w/shopping-this-black-friday-make-sure-you-get-your-senior-discount/ http://photoblog.nbcnews.com/_nv/more/section/archive?year=2011&month=11&ct=a&pc=25&sp=75 http://whatscookingamerica.net/Poultry/TurkeyBasics.htm http://sylvandellpublishing.wordpress.com/2009/11/20/teachable-moments-week-of-nov-23-celebrate-thanksgiving-with-corn/ http://www.easyveganmeals.com/tag/thanksgiving http://stufffromthelab.wordpress.com/2007/11/12/why-did-the-pilgrims-come-to-the-new-world/ http://stufffromthelab.wordpress.com/2007/11/12/why-did-the-pilgrims-come-to-the-new-world/ http://bonesdontlie.wordpress.com/2011/11/22/pilgram-burials/ http://www.smithsonianmag.com/history-archaeology/Ask-an-Expert-What-was-on-the-menu-at-the-first-Thanksgiving.html