Way to go! You know a lot about America's Thanksgiving history!
1. In which colony was the first Thanksgiving held?
2. With which Indian tribe did the early colonists share the feast?
c. Nez Perce
3. The first Thanksgiving in 1621 lasted three days and included feasts and hunting celebrations.
*The local Wampanoag tribe brought FIVE deer to the feast!
4. Which President established Thanksgiving Day as a national holiday each November?
a. George Washington
b. Thomas Jefferson
c. Abraham Lincoln
d. James Garfield
5. What former British slave escaped and taught the Plymouth colonists to survive in the new world?
c. Sitting Bull
6. Plymouth colony is located in what is now which state?
7. First presented in 1924, which department store has since hosted New York City’s Thanksgiving Day Parade?
8. In 1939 and 1940, Thanksgiving was moved up to the third Thursday of November by which President?
a. Franklin D. Roosevelt
b. James A. Garfield
c. Grover Cleveland
d. Calvin Coolidge
9. Thanksgiving became a National holiday thanks to the lobbying of the author of “Mary Had a Little Lamb,” Sara Josepha Hale.
*Sara had been reading a diary on the early settlers, which inspired here to write to and lobby her political officials for 30 years when President Lincoln established Thanksgiving as a national holiday.
10. Which president began the tradition of pardoning a turkey to live safely in retirement each year?
a. Jimmy Carter
b. Lyndon Johnson
c. George Bush
d. Harry Truman