George Washington declared the new nation of the United States would have a public day of prayer in 1789. This was agreed by the congress and they celebrated. However, it was Abraham Lincoln (after the Gettysburg Address -Monday November 18, 1863) who declared that the Fourth Thursday of November would be a National Day of Thanksgiving.
Thanksgiving was celebrated on the fourth Thursday in November from then until 1939, When then President Franklin Delano Roosevelt wanted to boost the economy during the Great Depression decided to give the country more shopping days from Thanksgiving to Christmas moved Thanksgiving day up one week to the Third Thursday. This didn't last long. In 1941, Thanksgiving was moved back to Lincoln's Original Proclamation the Fourth Thursday in November, because of the outcry of the citizens.
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