Answers to the Thanksgiving quiz

first_img8. True. Congress introduced the legislation so that “future presidential proclamations could not impact the scheduling of the holiday,” according to the Library of Congress. It took effect in 1942. In 1939, President Franklin D. Roosevelt changed the traditional date of Thanksgiving, set by Abraham Lincoln in 1863, from the last Thursday in November to the fourth Thursday. This move caused 23 states to celebrate on the traditional date, 23 to celebrate on the new date and two that recognized both dates in 1939, according to the Library of Congress. 9. D. Source: U.S. Census Bureau. 10. B. Source: U.S. Census Bureau. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Answers to the Thanksgiving quiz. 1. E. Plymouth, Mass. All the other locations make claim to having the first Thanksgiving celebration, according to “Thanksgiving: An American Holiday, An American History” by Diana Karter Appelbaum. Want to read more about these other locations? Go to the Thanksgiving Timeline link at the American Memory portion of the Library of Congress Web site at Click on the years 1541, 1564, 1607, 1610 and 1630. 2. B. “English Puritans had traditionally designated special days of thanksgiving to express gratitude for God’s blessings,” according to The Pilgrims invited the Wampanoag Indians, who had taught them how to grow unfamiliar local crops and who had helped them master hunting and fishing, the Web site says. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREPettersson scores another winner, Canucks beat Kings3. B. In 1789, but the practice did not become a national tradition at that time, according to the Library of Congress’ Thanksgiving Timeline. 4. False: Macy’s parade debuted in 1924. The Gimbel Brothers Department Store in Philadelphia sponsored the first department store parade in 1920, according to the Library of Congress. 5. C. Source: Library of Congress. 6. True. After receiving a pardon from the president, the national Thanksgiving turkey will be flown first class to Disney World in Orlando for the parade, according to the White House Web site. After the parade, park visitors can see the turkey in the backyard of Mickey’s Country House in Magic Kingdom Park, the Web site says. 7. A. Source: Library of Congress last_img

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