Who was the first president of the United States to declare a national day of Thanksgiving?
– Thomas Jefferson
– John Adams
– Abraham Lincoln
– George Washington
Although not adopted by a unanimous vote of the House, the call for a day of thanksgiving prevailed, and a committee selected to pitch the idea to President George Washington. The Senate readily agreed to the resolution and appointed its own members to the House committee. The proposal went to President Washington on Sept. 28, 1789. Washington easily agreed to the resolution and issued the first Thanksgiving Proclamation Oct. 3, 1789. Source: GWpapers.Virginia.Edu
George Washington was an American statesman and soldier who served as the first President of the United States from 1789 to 1797 and was one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. Wikipedia
Born: 22 February 1732, Westmoreland County, Virginia, United States
Died: 14 December 1799, Mount Vernon, Virginia, United States
Spouse: Martha Washington (m. 1759–1799)
Presidential term: 30 April 1789 – 4 March 1797
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