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Biden revokes Trump report promoting 'patriotic education'

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Posted at 3:59 PM, Jan 21, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-21 16:13:19-05

President Joe Biden has revoked a recent Trump administration report that aimed to promote “patriotic education” in schools but that historians rejected as political propaganda.

An executive order issued Wednesday disbanded Donald Trump’s presidential 1776 Commission and withdrew a report it released Monday.

Trump established the group in September to rally support from white voters and as a response to The New York Times’ “1619 Project,” which highlights the lasting consequences of slavery in America.

The report played down America’s role in slavery, condemned the rise of progressive politics, and argued the civil rights movement conflicted with the nation's founding principles.

Historians widely panned the report, saying it offers a false and outdated version of American history that ignores decades of research.