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Turkey Tracking

Nov 15 2010
Instructions
Photo, Wild Turkey male displaying, March 23, 2009, dracobotanicus, Flickr

Thanksgiving became a recurring national holiday in 1941, but the celebration of Thanksgiving in the United States had been developing for more than 100 years. Decide if the following statements about the holiday that now occurs on the fourth Thursday every November are true or false.

  1. Thanksgiving was the first holiday honoring Pilgrim founders to be widely celebrated outside of New England.

    True

    False

  2. George Washington declared the first national Thanksgiving observance.

    True

    False

  3. By 1860, 30 states and six territories in the U.S. regularly celebrated Thanksgiving.

    True

    False

  4. Abraham Lincoln declared the last Thursday in November, 1863, a national Thanksgiving. This was the first official Thanksgiving celebrated during the Civil War.

    True

    False