Have you read the book 1 Uncle Tom’s Cabin（《汤姆叔叔的小屋》）? It’s thought 2 one of the greatest books in American literature. The book's impact was 3 great 3 Abraham Lincoln, the 16th President of the United States, met the writer after reading.
The book describes an unpleasant social problem—Slavery（奴隶制）in the Southern States of America. It first 4 in 1852. Over 300, 000 copies 5 in a year. People had different ideas about the book. In the North, more and more people began 6 their support for the freedom of the black people 7 they read the book, but in the South, many people were very 8 the people in the North. In 1861, the war 9 the two parts of the country happened. Uncle Tom’s Cabin surely played a part in the war. In 1862, Abraham Lincoln met Harriet Beecher Stowe, the book’s writer. 10 he took her hand, Lincoln said, “So you are the woman who started the war. ”
In China Spring Festival is the most important festival. It comes on the first day of the first lunar month（阴历月）．
Before Spring Festival comes，people go out to buy things，such as meat，chicken，fish，fruit，sweets and new clothes. They clean their houses and decorate them. The Chinese character fu is a must. It is usually stuck（贴）upside down，which means "fu comes".
The celebrations（庆祝）begin on the eve of the lunar New Year. The family get together for a big dinner. If a person is far from home，he will always try to get home for this big dinner. After the dinner，the whole family will sit together, chatting（聊天）and watching TV.
During the holidays，they go to visit relatives（亲戚）and friends and exchange New Year greetings. They sit around talking and eating candies，cakes and all kinds of delicious foods. Every family prepares something special. Each child will get money as a New Year gift. People in the north of China often eat dumplings fir breakfast. People in the south often eat niangao because niangao means "higher and higher one year after another".
The celebrations last（持续）15 days. It will come to an end when the Lantern Festival finishes.