A new episode of the Madison presidency series is now available!
Nov. 22, 2017

1.045 – A Proclamation of Thanksgiving

1.045 – A Proclamation of Thanksgiving

Year(s) Discussed: 1619, 1621, 1789

To mark the upcoming US holiday of Thanksgiving, I wanted to release this special episode to provide a few thoughts on the holiday and its history and legacy as well as share with you President Washington’s proclamation issued on October 3rd, 1789 calling for the first day of national Thanksgiving under the constitutional government.



Music: Gustav Holst’s Movement II of “The Planets,” Venus, the Bringer of Peace