Oct. 3 – Lincoln and Thanksgiving

ryanAmerican History(BR), Bell Ringers

Oct. 3, 1863 – Lincoln and Thanksgiving



On Oct. 3, 1863, in the midst of the Civil War, Abraham Lincoln declared that there should be a national day of thanksgiving:



In his speech, Lincoln points to all the advances the nation is making, despite the war raging in the South.

Some say that we live in a time of increasing division in the country, but no one would claim that our current divisions rise to the level of those which were present in 1863.


Questions:
  1. What are some of the things that unite the country today?
  2. What things are happening that would be a cause for thanksgiving?

Image Citation:

26, Sept. 2018, Thanksgiving Turkey [Digital image].  Retrieved from <google.com>.