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Hale campaigned for a nationally recognized Thanksgiving for years, writing to five different presidents on the subject. It was Abraham Lincoln who finally declared it a federal holiday in 1863, which would have made Thomas Jefferson furious. He called Thanksgiving “the most ridiculous idea."
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