Lincoln and Thanksgiving: The Origin of an American Holiday


Yesterday I posted on the significance of the 1620 Pilgrims landing at Plymouth Rock leading to Thanksgiving and Religious Liberty. Today you will find the story of how that Pilgrim’s Thanksgiving became a national holiday for the United States of America – thanks to PragerU.

 

JRH 11/20/18

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VIDEO: Lincoln and Thanksgiving: The Origin of an American Holiday

 

Posted by PragerU

Published on Nov 19, 2018

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By Melanie Kirkpatrick

 

The very first Thanksgiving happened almost 400 years ago—long before the nation was born. How did it evolve into America’s quintessential national holiday? Credit largely goes to two people—one, a name you know; the other, you’ve probably never heard—but should. Melanie Kirkpatrick, senior fellow at the Hudson Institute, gives us the run-down on how a harvest party between Pilgrims and Indians became our oldest national tradition.

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No Prosperity without Thrift


 

My wife sent me a Facebook picture she found that praises the virtues of prosperity Conservative style. The picture is a quote from the first Republican President ever elected – Abraham Lincoln.

 

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Lincoln quote on Prosperity. ht Diana