Thanksgiving 2015

Daily News Article - November 23, 2015


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1. To whom did Edward Winslow give credit for the good crops the Pilgrims reaped in 1621?

2. What was the purpose of George Washington’s Thanksgiving proclamation?

3. Read the text of the Mayflower Compact in "Background" below the questions.
a) For what reasons did the first Pilgrims come to the new world?
b) For what reason did the Pilgrims write the Mayflower Compact?
c) What would the Mayflower Compact allow the new colonists to do?

4. Make a list of what you are thankful for this year. Spend some time thinking about it. How does your list differ from what the Pilgrims, and Presidents Washington and Lincoln were thankful to God for?