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H.R. 514 (117th): 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 …

Sponsor and status

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)
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on January 28, 2021, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.

Although this bill was not enacted, its provisions could have become law by being included in another bill. It is common for legislative text to be introduced concurrently in multiple bills (called companion bills), re-introduced in subsequent sessions of Congress in new bills, or added to larger bills (sometimes called omnibus bills).


22 Cosponsors (22 Republicans)



Jan 28, 2021

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H.R. 514 (117th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

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Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 514. This is the one from the 117th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 117th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2021 to Jan 3, 2023. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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