History of Thanksgiving

Symbols of Thanksgiving by Becka V.
Did you know… 

Thanksgiving has been observed as a national holiday since Lincoln's presidency!

Activity: Make a Symbolic Thanksgiving Centerpiece

You'll need: 
  • A recycled container (oatmeal, coffee can, vegetable/fruit can, etc.)
  • Construction paper
  • Scissors
  • White glue
  • Hot glue
  • Symbols of Thanksgiving
  • Basic craft supplies - paint, paint brushes, markers, stencils, feathers, Thanksgiving stickers, etc.
Optional Items: Fabric, foam pumpkin and seasonal flora (available at craft store), cardboard box, lump of clay, a block of floral foam or half of a foam ball, skewers, craft sticks, or toothpicks (paint with acrylic paint if desired)

Inspiring People: Victoria Woodhull

Victoria Woodhull
In 1872, before women had a right to vote, Victoria Woodhull, was the first woman candidate to run for president of the United States!

Before running for president of the United States, Victoria and her sister, Tennessee, were the first women stockbrokers, and in addition to starting a brokerage firm on Wall Street, started a newspaper together called the Woodhull and Claflin's Weekly.

To learn more about this pioneer of women's rights, please visit the following sites:

Women Heros: Victoria Woodhull
An article written by Barbara Goldsmith

Victoria Woodhull
A brief biography 

Wikipedia: Woodhull
History of Victoria Woodhull

National Women's History Museum: Victoria Woodhull
Biography information.

Victoria Woodhull: The Spirit to Run the White House
Learn about Victoria Woodhull's life.

Biography: Victoria Woodhull
Read a short biography of Victoria's life.

NPR: Victoria Woodhull
Listen to the story of Victoria Woodhull

Victoria Woodhull was the first woman to run for president of the United States and there have been many others since then!

How many other women have ran for president of the United States?

You can find out here.