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- Thanksgiving - The Pilgrims
"On June 20, 1676, the governing council of Charlestown, Massachusetts instructed Edward Rawson, the clerk, to proclaim June 29 as a day of thanksgiving, our first. That proclamation is reproduced here in the same language and spelling as the original." 09-09
- Thanksgiving Clip Art (ClipsAhoy.com)
- -Thanksgiving Cards (123 Greetings)
Send a free postcard for Thanksgiving.
- Thanksgiving History (Petro)
Provides the religious and secular history.
- Energy Saving Tips for the Thanksgiving Holidays (PR Newswire Associates)
Provides tips for saving energy during the Thanksgiving holidays.
- Thanksgiving Recipes (MSN)
Provides a variety of recipes.
- Thanksgiving Images and Graphics (HellasMultimedia.com)
Provides free Thanksgiving icons and graphics
- Squanto (Griffin)
Provides the story of Squanto, the Native American who saved the lives of the early Pilgrims.
- Native Americans
- Colonial America
- Clipart for the Holidays (ClipsAhoy.com)
Provides a few free clipart samples for several holidays, including Thanksgiving, Christmas, Easter, Mother's Day, Father's Day, New Year's Day, Halloween, Veteran's Day, St. Patrick's Day, Valentine's Day, and Independence Day.
- A Meal Without Forks (HistoryChannel.com)
Describes how meals were really eaten in 1621.
- From Local Harvests to National Holiday (Smithsonian Institute)
ost Americans are familiar with the Pilgrim's Thanksgiving Feast of 1621, but few realize that it was not the first festival of its kind in North America. Long before Europeans set foot in the Americas, native peoples sought to insure a good harvest with dances and rituals such as the Green Corn Dance of the Cherokees.
- 11-28-03 Bush Makes Secret Visit to Iraq (Bloomberg.com)
"U.S. President George W. Bush's secret Thanksgiving visit to troops in Iraq was the first such unscheduled journey since President Lyndon Johnson went to Vietnam in 1967, at the height of the war in Southeast Asia." 11-03
- -11-20-07 Senate Moves to Stop Bush (Christian Science Monitor)
"He and Appropriations Chairman David Obey (D) of Wisconsin say that they will not move another war-funding bill this year, unless it includes three conditions: a requirement that all troops deployed into combat be fully trained and equipped, a ban on torture, and a goal of getting out of a combat role in Iraq by December 2008. President Bush threatens to veto any bill that includes conditions that restrict the Pentagon and commander in chief."
"Before the Thanksgiving nonrecess, the Senate rejected two war-funding bills. The Democratic version, which also passed the House, provided $50 billion toward Bush's $196.4 billion request, but with a 'goal' of completing a transition out of a combat role in Iraq by December 2008. It fell seven votes short of the 60 votes needed to break a filibuster. A GOP version, which provided $70 billion without a timetable for withdrawal, failed 45 to 53." 11-07
- Giving Thanks for Everyday Heroes (MSNBC News)
"Meet 5 who answered the call, and hear what they learned from their acts of kindness and courage" 11-10
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