Prior to 1863, earlier presidents made annual proclamations specifying that year’s Thanksgiving date. It wasn’t until President Abraham Lincoln issued a “Thanksgiving Proclamation” in 1863 that officially set aside the last Thursday of November as the national day for Thanksgiving.
Thanksgiving History You Didn’t Know #2
The State of New York made Thanksgiving Day an annual custom in 1817.
Thanksgiving History You Didn’t Know #1
The first national Thanksgiving Day Proclamation was in 1789 by President George Washington.
You already know the story of Thanksgiving from 1620 and the first holiday celebration that started in Plymouth, MA in 1621. Most people do not know the history of how Thanksgiving became a legal holiday in the United States. Starting tomorrow we will be posting daily right up to Thanksgiving Day, interesting facts about how Thanksgiving evolved into a holiday. Check back here tomorrow for your first serving of Thanksgiving history.
FRIDAY FACT #2
4.9 million students attended private school in the United States in 2015.
Kids, Money, and Capitalism
Kids can learn about money, hard work and capitalism. Some parents don’t believe in giving their kids an allowance. Instead they give their kids a commission. If the children work doing chores, they get paid. If they don’t work, they don’t get anything. Children learn very quickly how capitalism works throughout the United States. They realize if they want something, they will have to work hard to earn it.
The pay range could be around $1 to $5 per chore. Some increase the amount as the child grows and the work becomes more difficult. If you decide to go this route, make sure the commission amount is appropriate for your family and budget.
FRIDAY FACT #1
In the United States for the year 2015, 50.1 million children attended a public elementary or secondary school.
Pledge of Allegiance II
. . . one nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.
Pledge of Allegiance
I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America and to the Republic for which it stands . . .
PREVENT THE SUMMER SLIDE #6: SOCIAL STUDIES / HISTORY
Take advantage of the upcoming presidential election by exploring the election process in America.
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