In case you're feeling contemplative on this most gracious of days, here's another side to the story.
than what schools teach. I think a lot more children would want to learn history if they had the full picture presented.
It's also remarkable how the Puritan values still cling to society; so strong a sense of entitlement and self righteousness still present in America.
Progressives are the true conservatives.
after searching through scores of others, each with its own slightly different take on the subject. This particular framing seemed especially well-presented.
We are not amused.
"The next three Presidents proclaimed, at most, two days of thanksgiving sometime during their terms of office, either on their own initiative or at the request of a joint Resolution of Congress. One exception was Thomas Jefferson, who believed it was a conflict of church and state to require the American people hold a day of prayer and thanksgiving."
I'm planning to visit Monticello this spring. Never been there.
have a depressingly similar script don't they? And it remains true even if, as they say, history is written by the winners.
There cannot fail to be more kinds of things, as nature grows further disclosed. - Sir Francis Bacon
...a little better in school these days, at least in our relatively progressive district. One of my middle schoolers learned a little about manifest destiny, and it wasn't presented as 100% hunky dory -- probably due to the particular teacher he has, though, not the official curriculum, I bet. The fact that he has Mexican kids in his class makes it somewhat poignant..
On the other hand, Thanksgiving is only really taught to younger kids, and in the same way we all learned the story.
Thanks for posting this.
Mee, too ! I'm planning to visit Monticello this spring...
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