About 70 investors, known as merchant “adventurers,” pooled together capital and funded the pilgrims' passage. They expected, of course, a return on their investment.
By Associated Press
WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama appealed anew on Thanksgiving Day for acceptance of Syrian refugees, saying "so much of our greatness comes from our generosity."…
By Kevin Freking, Associated Press
WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama spared two turkeys Wednesday named for one of the nation's most admired presidents, continuing a White House tradition that provides a refreshing sense of amusement and bipartisan cheer no matter how troubled the times.
By PBS NewsHour
Learn more about "The Pilgrims," airing on PBS's American Experience.
By Vikram Mansharamani
Can you imagine a Christmas ham on your Thanksgiving dinner table in place of the traditional turkey? It’s a scenario some agricultural economists have been worrying about for months.
By Leanne Brown
Having an intimate Thanksgiving? Leanne Brown, the author of ‘Good and Cheap,’ developed a recipe for anyone who is cooking for just a few people this holiday and wants to keep the meal simple and inexpensive.
Recognizing that Thanksgiving has passed, and that many of the social and political issues facing the nation have changed, we are offering an updated version of "The Mark Shields and David Brooks’ Guide to Holiday Civility."…
By Matthew Daly, Associated Press
Elizabeth Lauten, communications director to Rep. Stephen Fincher of Tennessee, said Malia Obama, 16, and Sasha, 13, should have shown more "class" at a turkey-pardoning ceremony last week at the White House.
By PBS NewsHour
By Rachel Wellford
This Thanksgiving Day, you might stuff your face with turkey and pumpkin pie or curl up on the couch to watch football. Every family has their own tradition, but what are American lawmakers up to this turkey day?…
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