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He is a wise man who does not grieve for the things which he has not, but rejoices for those which he has. ~Epictetus An eye-catching, timeless Thanksgiving day image from 1940.

J.C Leyendecker "Thanksgiving" (American Weekly) 1940

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In 1620, the Pilgrims, landed at Plymouth where they seeked religious freedom. (Chapter 16, Section 3)

Cottage in the Country

While cleaning through some old boxes that I had stored, I ran across this old die cut. It of course, brought back memories of when we really only decorated with a few chipboard die cuts and maybe a bouquet of fall leaves for Thanksgiving Day. Now I have out all kinds of pumpkins and fragranced candles in assorted glass containers for my decorations. While it looks festive, it does not stir me as emotionally as this picture of pilgrims hunting wild turkeys for dinner. As a society we have…

Local residents trace their lineage to the Mayflower

Local residents trace their lineage to the Mayflower

Thanksgiving has special meaning for the 475 members of the Minnesota chapter of the Mayflower Society, which verifies ancestral links to the pilgrims.

Of Plymouth Plantation: the first-hand history written by William Bradford, governor of the Plymouth settlement. Wow, America had some amazing, God-fearing ancestors. Every American should read this!
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Of Plymouth Plantation

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The Shrine at Plymouth Rock. Probably a reminder of why the Pilgrims came here. They landed at Plymouth Rock looking for freedom and liberty and justice for some. Plymouth Harbor, Plymouth, MASSACHUSETTS.
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The Shrine at Plymouth Rock. Probably a reminder of why the Pilgrims came here. They landed at Plymouth Rock looking for freedom and liberty and justice for some. Plymouth Harbor, Plymouth, MASSACHUSETTS.

America's system of government and ideas of liberty were established over time by historic documents and influential philosophical leaders. This assignment is a two page document that has a short excerpt from the Magna Carta, the Mayflower Compact, the Fundamental Orders of Connecticut, and the English Bill of Rights as well as from philosophical leaders William Blackstone, John Locke, and Charles de Montesquieu.

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America's system of government and ideas of liberty were established over time by historic documents and influential philosophical leaders. This assignment is a two page document that has a short excerpt from the Magna Carta, the Mayflower Compact, the Fundamental Orders of Connecticut, and the Engl...

One of the earliest government documents in what would become the United States over 150 years later. This plaque is a part of the Pilgrim Monument in Provincetown, Massachusetts and is the site where the compact was written and signed. Many prominent (and not so prominent) Americans trace their ancestry to the folks on the Mayflower. My grandparents came over on a much later, less noted and far more seaworthy ship.

Mayflower Compact

One of the earliest government documents in what would become the United States over 150 years later. This plaque is a part of the Pilgrim Monument in Provincetown, Massachusetts and is the site where the compact was written and signed. Many prominent (and not so prominent) Americans trace their ancestry to the folks on the Mayflower. My grandparents came over on a much later, less noted and far more seaworthy ship.

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Mayflower Quiz - perfect for early elementary (EnchantedLearning.com)

Mayflower Quiz - EnchantedLearning.com

On this printout, answer 10 questions about the crossing of the Mayflower, based on a map of the journey.

Gorgeous Fall Scene with Pilgrims--Vintage Thanksgiving Postcard

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Elder William Brewster. Mayflower passenger. Plymouth Rock religious leader.
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Elder William Brewster. Mayflower passenger. Plymouth Rock religious leader.

Elder William Brewster, "Mayflower" Passenger

Genealogy for Elder William Brewster, III (c.1560 - 1644) family tree on Geni, with over 200 million profiles of ancestors and living relatives.

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How 102 Pilgrims crammed inside the Mayflower a year before their first Thanksgiving

The conditions seem inhumane by today’s standards, but the Mayflower was the Pilgrims’ only means of transportation to a better life in the New Land

A reproduction by Plimoth Plantation on state reservation in Plymouth, Mass

Pilgrim First Fort and Meeting House 1622-1623

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William Brewster, led the sailors and passengers on the Mayflower.

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William Brewster, led the sailors and passengers on the Mayflower.