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Thanksgiving becomes a national holiday

By |2018-10-29T14:36:41+00:00August 14th, 2017|North America, Religion|

Sarah Hale, who made Thanksgiving a national holiday Thanksgiving in the 1700s In the 1700s, most of the thirteen colonies had public Thanksgiving feasts at least once a year. Sometimes people held them more than once a year. The governor of each colony decided when to celebrate Thanksgiving. But in 1817, the governor of New York State decided to [...]

Civil War Battles – American History

By |2018-04-19T11:29:04+00:00August 12th, 2017|History, North America|

Jefferson Davis The white men of the Confederacy elected their own president, Jefferson Davis (but the enslaved African-Americans were still not allowed to vote, and neither were women or anyone who didn't own any land). Lincoln decided to use the United States army to recapture the South and force them to be part of the United States. The [...]

Cherokee history – Native American history

By |2018-04-07T17:05:33+00:00August 8th, 2017|History, Native American|

Cherokee history: statues from Etowah (now northern Georgia) from about 1300 AD The Ani Chota The Cherokee nation was the largest nation of eastern North America.  They were probably also the most important. But they did not call themselves the Cherokee. They called themselves the Ani Chota. That means the people of Chota, [...]