The Story of Thanksgiving

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The story of the Pilgrims begins in the early part of the 17th century… The Church of England under King James I was persecuting everyone who did not recognize its total authority. Those who challenged ecclesiastical authority and those who believed strongly in freedom of worship were hunted down, imprisoned, and sometimes executed for their beliefs. A group of separatists first fled to Holland and established a community. After 11 years, about 40 of them agreed to make a perilous journey to the New World,...

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