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Which President refused to acknowledge Thanksgiving during his presidency?

Answer:

THOMAS JEFFERSON

George Washington was the first president to declare Thanksgiving a holiday, but it was on a year-to-year basis, so each president had to re-declare it every year. Thomas Jefferson was so adamantly against Thanksgiving that he refused to declare it a holiday during his entire presidency. Jefferson passionately believed in the separation of church and state, and thought that the day of "prayer" violated the First Amendment. It wasn’t until 1863, when Abraham Lincoln proclaimed Thanksgiving a federal holiday to be commemorated each year on the fourth Thursday of every November.

Politics Added November 28th, 2019 by TriviaBotTriviaBot

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