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The History of Thanksgiving (Grade 6)

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The History of Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is only celebrated in the United States.
  1. True
  2. False
Which African country also celebrates Thanksgiving?
  1. Egypt
  2. Liberia
  3. Morocco
  4. South Africa
Thanksgiving was originally a                                     festival.
America's Thanksgiving celebrations have roots in what country?
  1. Spain
  2. France
  3. England
  4. New Zealand
Thanksgiving harvest festivals were celebrated in Jamestown before Plymouth.
  1. True
  2. False
What was the name of the group of English settlers that landed in Plymouth?

Despite the legend, no Native Americans celebrated Thanksgiving in 1621 with the Pilgrims.
  1. True
  2. False
Which president declared Thanksgiving a national holiday?
  1. Grant
  2. Lincoln
  3. Washington
  4. Eisenhower
The decision to make Thanksgiving a national holiday was due in part to letters from author Sarah Josepha Hale.
  1. True
  2. False
Franklin Roosevelt changed the day of Thanksgiving to the last Thursday in November.
  1. True
  2. False
Many of the foods frequently eaten at Thanksgiving, such as potatoes, corn, pumpkins, and turkey were not found in Europe before Columbus.
  1. True
  2. False
The first Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade was in 1900.
  1. True
  2. False
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