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H.R. 514: Preserve American History Act

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Were the commission’s intended messages jingoistic, racist and myopic, or patriotic compared to the messages of the 1619 Project, which the 1776 Commission was created to oppose?


Since 2019, the New York Times has embarked on a long-term journalism endeavor called the 1619 Project, which seeks to re-frame the genesis of the United States as inseparable from the development of slavery, and to centralize black U. S. citizens and their contributions in U.S. history. Named after the year that slaves arrived in what would later become the U.S., the 1619 Project won a Pulitzer Prize and was adapted into a curriculum implemented by many public schools.

Critics say that while slavery was certainly evil and should absolutely be taught, the 1619 Project swings too far in the opposite …

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Ted Budd

Sponsor. Representative for North Carolina's 13th congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Jan 28, 2021
Length: 2 pages
Jan 28, 2021
117th Congress (2021–2023)

Introduced on Jan 28, 2021

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22 Cosponsors (22 Republicans)

4% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)


Jan 28, 2021

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