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How FDR Commercialized Thanksgiving

The Huffington Post | Emily Cohn | Posted 11.25.2014 | Business

In 1939, then President Franklin D. Roosevelt moved Thanksgiving Day a week earlier to give Americans an extra week to shop.

Sam Stein

Here's What Happened When FDR Tried To Mess With Thanksgiving

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 11.28.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Before Obamacare, Hurricane Katrina, Monica Lewinsky, Iran Contra, Watergate and Vietnam, there was "Franksgiving." Seventy-four turk...

7 Things You Didn't Know About Thanksgiving

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Thanksgiving is upon us and while we all know and love the traditions, what about the history left out of the mix? Did you know that FDR tried to move...