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It wasn’t until the Civil War, in 1863, that Thanksgiving was set as an annual National holiday. In response to a number of letters written by Sarah Hale, Abraham Lincoln declared that the final Thursday of November would be a National day of Thanksgiving. Thanksgiving remained on the last Thursday of November until 1939 when, in an attempt to revive the economy during the Great Depression, President Franklin D. Roosevelt moved it to the fourth Thursday. The idea behind this strategy was that retailers would be able to sell more of their merchandise if an extra week was added to the holiday shopping season. Some members of Congress and parts of the nation were upset that the day was being changed from the last Thursday to the fourth or third Thursday. In a compromise made in 1941, Congress and the President agreed to hold Thanksgiving on the fourth Thursday of every November.