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A Fictional Letter to President Lincoln

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Good Persuasive Essay

In this persuasive model, a student writes a fictional letter to President Abraham Lincoln.

Title: A Fictional Letter to President Lincoln

Level: Grade 4, Grade 5

Mode: Persuasive Writing

Form: Persuasive Essay

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A Fictional Letter to President Lincoln

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A Fictional Letter to President Lincoln

July 25, 1863

Dear President Lincoln,

I am writing to tell you that I think that you should make Thanksgiving a national holiday. Here are some reasons why this is a good idea.

The first reason I think Thanksgiving should be a national holiday is because the Pilgrims taught the Indians about friendship with each other. They had a feast with the Indians. So the Pilgrims taught us how to develop friendships with people who are different. I think we should celebrate this.

Another reason is that the Mayflower Compact drew up a plan on how they would govern themsleves. It gave us the idea for the U.S. Constitution which is our plan for our government.

So please make Thanksgiving a national holiday. It’s the right thing to do. That’s why I think you should make it a national day to remember these important poeple and what they did for our country.

Sincerely,

Kelly Durban

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