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On Thanksgiving Day, people express their _______________________________ and have a Thanksgiving feast with their ____________________________ and friends. Thanksgiving dinner often features turkey with _______________________________, cranberry _____________________________, yams, potatoes, rolls, green _______________________________, and pumpkin _____________________________.
The first Thanksgiving was celebrated by the _______________________________ and Native Americans in ___________________________ in colonial New England. The Pilgrims had sailed from Europe to the New World, settling in what is now the state of _____________________________. They had a difficult first year and food was ___________________________. The local Indians (the Wampanoag __________________________) helped the Pilgrims by showing them how to fertilize corn plants with a _____________________________, how to harvest local berries, and how to hunt game. At the first Thanksgiving feast the Indians brought _____________________________ for the Pilgrims. The first Thanksgiving feast featured fish, lobster, goose, deer, squash, wild turkey, corn, onions, and berries. This first feast was not repeated until over a _______________________________ later.
In 1863, US President Abraham _______________________________ declared Thanksgiving Day to be a national _______________________________.
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