Thanksgiving History

A holiday quiz: Which of the following contributed to the creation of America’s Thanksgiving holiday tradition(s)? Berkeley Company The Pilgrim George Washington Abraham Lincoln Calvin Coolidge Franklin D. Roosevelt Question 2, chose one: In which year did the chrysanthemum become the traditional Thanksgiving flower? 1845 1905 1942 Each contributed to the Thanksgiving holiday tradition in […]

Jay’s Treaty

In February 1790 Benjamin Franklin, on behalf of Pennsylvania’s anti-slavery society, petitioned Congress to abolish slavery; “to devise means for removing the Inconsistency from the Character of the American People.” The petition triggered a national debate and slave owners were displeased. President Washington’s cabinet—which included Secretary of State Thomas Jefferson, a Virginia Democratic-Republican, and Secretary […]