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Thanksgiving History

Travel back in time and find out what the Pilgrims were really up to at their first Thanksgiving.

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Travel back in time and find out what the Pilgrims were really up to at their first Thanksgiving.

1. What year was the first Thanksgiving celebrated?

  • 1777
  • 1849
  • 1621

2. The first Thanksgiving lasted for three days! What didn't the Pilgrims eat?

  • Clams.
  • Venison.
  • Pumpkin pie.

3. Were Indians invited to the Pilgrim's first feast?

  • Yes.
  • No.

4. The potato is America's most beloved veggie. Why didn't the Pilgrims whip up some mashed potatoes for their big dinner?

  • Many Pilgrims were allergic to spuds.
  • Potatoes were thought to be poisonous.
  • Potatoes weren't eaten in the U.S. until the early 1800s.

5. Which U.S. president scoffed at the idea of a national holiday in honor of the first Thanksgiving?

  • George Washington.
  • Thomas Jefferson.
  • Abraham Lincoln.

1. What year was the first Thanksgiving celebrated?
1621

2. The first Thanksgiving lasted for three days! What didn't the Pilgrims eat?
Pumpkin pie.

3. Were Indians invited to the Pilgrim's first feast?
Yes.

4. The potato is America's most beloved veggie. Why didn't the Pilgrims whip up some mashed potatoes for their big dinner?
Potatoes were thought to be poisonous.

5. Which U.S. president scoffed at the idea of a national holiday in honor of the first Thanksgiving?
Thomas Jefferson.

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