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Before Lincoln: The Thanksgiving Wars (Peterson, Wolfe, and Rice)

Thanksgiving Wasn't Always a Source of National Unity.

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3:49

Thanksgiving in the American Republic: 2018

We must not ignore our extraordinary blessings.

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4:50

The Laws of Nature and Nature’s God

The Founders' America protects a sphere outside of politics where men and women can worship God the Redeemer according to the dictates of conscience and the judgment of reason informed by revelation.

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2:45

On Natural Piety: God, Family, Country

Just as it belongs to religion to give worship to God, so does it belong to piety to give worship to one's parents and one's country.

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4:53

The Thanksgiving Wars

The Genuinely American Debate over Federalism and Thanksgiving.

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3:22

Choosing Gratitude

"Gratitude is always in one’s own power." –John Adams

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3:46

We’re Living on the Plymouth Rock

May the spirit of the Pilgrims never fade.

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3:49

God and Mr. Lincoln

Tracing the divine line between thanks and charity.

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3:21

American Civil Religion, Rightly Understood

Thanksgiving: American Civil Religion Done Right.

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Lincoln’s Thanksgiving: Nature’s God (Guelzo, Brookhiser, Bottum, and Dyer)

Allen Guelzo, Richard Brookhiser, Joseph Bottum, and Justin Dyer on the thought and action of Lincoln's Thanksgiving and his wrestling with God.

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Thank You

Over 200 years ago, President George Washington proclaimed a national day of Thanksgiving, to be observed by “acknowledging with grateful hearts the many signal favors of Almighty God especially by affording them an opportunity peaceably to establish a form of government for their safety and happiness.” Washington recognized the blessings that built this nation and…