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what are the diffferences between Washington, Lincoln, and Roosevelt thanksgiving proclaims?


Washington: In his 1789 Thanksgiving Proclamation, President Washington encouraged his citizens to thank God for the abundance of the land and the civil liberties granted to them. He declared the day of the Thanksgiving Proclamation to be "a day of public thanksgiving and prayer" to be used as an annual day of remembrance and gratitude. Lincoln: In 1863, President Lincoln issued the first annual Thanksgiving Proclamation declaring the last Thursday of November as a national day of thanks. This Thanksgiving Proclamation further called on citizens to use the holiday to "render unto [God] our sincere and humble thanks." It is believed that Lincoln's decision to proclaim Thanksgiving a yearly national holiday was largely due to the efforts of Sarah Josepha Hale. Roosevelt: In 1939, President Roosevelt moved Thanksgiving from the last Thursday of November to the fourth Thursday so that people could take advantage of the longer holiday period in the earlier weeks of the month. This change was met with a great deal of resistance and it wasn't until 1941 that Congress officially passed legislation making the fourth Thursday of November the official national holiday of Thanksgiving. Roosevelt's Thanksgiving Proclamation also served to recognize the contributions of Native Americans, and he asked that all Americans to recognize and celebrate the many traditions of the indigenous people.

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