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H.R. 514: Preserve American History Act

The text of the bill below is as of Jan 28, 2021 (Introduced).

Summary of this bill

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.

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1st Session

H. R. 514


January 28, 2021

(for himself, Mr. Weber of Texas, Mr. Kelly of Pennsylvania, Mr. Good of Virginia, Mr. Aderholt, Mr. Hice of Georgia, Mr. Chabot, Mr. Gohmert, Mr. Davidson, Mr. Biggs, Mr. Norman, Mr. Moore of Alabama, Mr. McClintock, Mr. Roy, Mrs. Boebert, Mr. Cline, Mr. Loudermilk, Mr. Mooney, and Mr. Bishop of North Carolina) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Education and Labor, and in addition to the Committees on Armed Services, and Foreign Affairs, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned


To provide that the Executive order entitled Establishing the President’s Advisory 1776 Commission shall have the force and effect of law, and for other purposes.


Short title

This Act may be cited as the Preserve American History Act.


Legal effect

Notwithstanding any other provision of law or Executive order, Executive Order 13958 (85 Fed. Reg. 70951), signed on November 2, 2020, and entitled Establishing the President’s Advisory 1776 Commission shall have the force and effect of law.