What president made Thanksgiving a holiday?

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President Abraham Lincoln proclaimed Thanksgiving Day a national holiday in 1863.
Thanksgiving was originally celebrated on the final Thursday in November, but President Franklin D. Roosevelt changed it to fourth Thursday in November to ensure it wouldn't fall too close to Christmas.
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The Continental Congress issued the First National Proclamation of Thanksgiving in 1777. George Washington declared Thanksgiving Day as a national holiday in 1789 and again in 1795.
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The History website states that in 1817, New York was the first state to adopt Thanksgiving officially as a holiday. In 1827, notable author and editor Sarah Josepha Hale launched a campaign to establish Thanksgiving as a national holiday. Her crusade lasted for 36 years and consisted of editorials and letters to governors, senators and presidents. Finally, during one of his Civil War proclamations, Abraham Lincoln announced that Thanksgiving was a holiday.

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