Quiz: Learn About the Thanksgiving Tradition

By ch1c0nta@ctus 11.21.2016 interact > History
Happy Thanksgiving tag with pumpkins and autumn decor over white

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! 

The story of the colonists’ survival in the New World, thanks to their relationship with Native Americans, has gone down in history through the traditional meal and celebration of this holiday. Though many foods and recipes used in our modern-day feasts differ from those eaten at the first Thanksgiving, the tradition of generosity and appreciation is always part of the menu.

After a long voyage across the Atlantic to the New World, the colonists experienced a tough year once their boat reached Cape Cod in what is now known as New England. After fighting much disease and settling in Plymouth, the pilgrims, as they are now called, made an alliance with the Pawtuxet and Wampanoag tribes.

The Native Americans taught the pilgrims about fishing, growing corn and finding other foods to harvest. The first Thanksgiving was said to take place after their first successful harvest. Now, many Americans celebrate the holiday by embracing their own family traditions. The theme of gratitude is always a main course.

Take a bite out of our feast of Thanksgiving trivia below.

Thanksgiving

Feast on the history of this holiday.

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  1. Kevin

    I will like thanksgiving

  2. Cookie

    I love turkey

  3. Cookie

    My family all ways have turkey and many more food and we have the rest of the food from thanksgiving for about more then a week.

  4. Austin Smith

    My favorite thing at Thanksgiving is PUMPKIN PIE!!! I love Pumpkin pie!

  5. Lexiy 7# Dekalb

    It started in the united states not in china or Russia

  6. caleb

    I have a good story in New Mexico, Alamogordo.

  7. Jaime Urias

    Thanksgiving is a good holiday to thank lots of people

    • Fresno Unified Afterschool Program

      Thanksgiving is AWESOME…BECAUSE THE FOOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      • Austin Smith

        Same my favorite is pumpkin pie!!

  8. Jaime Urias

    That really cool

  9. katie

    I love Thanksgiving because it’s fun and you to hang out with your family and eat turkey. My family eats turkey, stuffing, and all that good stuff

    • Cookie

      My family does too.#LOL

  10. Sophie Marlow

    My family has usually just turkey

  11. batman

    hi

  12. Abbey

    Our family has ham and turkey for thanksgiving

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