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Trump Rejects Alternative History 1619 Project, Threatens to Withhold Funding

Trump Rejects Alternative History 1619 Project, Threatens to Withhold Funding

President Trump this week threatened to withhold funding from public schools that implement the “1619 Project,” an alternative narrative of US history that portrays the slave trade as the dominant factor in the founding of America rather than ideals like freedom of speech and freedom of religion.

The project begins with the arrival of African slaves in Virginia in 1619 and teaches the entirety of US history through that lens. The project portrays the American Revolution as a war to preserve slavery, not to achieve independence from Britain.

“Far from being fought to preserve slavery, the Revolutionary War became a primary disrupter of slavery in the North American Colonies,” argues Leslie Harris, a professor at Northwestern University. “Lord Dunmore’s Proclamation…propelled hundreds of enslaved people off plantations and turned some Southerners to the patriot side. It also led most of the 13 Colonies to arm and employ free and enslaved black people, with the promise of freedom to those who served in their armies.”

The 1619 Project is a “racially divisive, revisionist account of history that denies the noble principles of freedom and equality on which our nation was founded,” argues Senator Tom Cotton (R-AR), who in July introduced a bill to withhold funding from schools using the project. “Not a single cent of federal funding should go to indoctrinate young Americans with this left-wing garbage.”

As it stands, the Department of Education is conducting an investigation to determine which schools have adopted the controversial teaching method. According to an unverified Twitter account, the state of California has already modified its history curricula to include the project’s messages. Several schools in Chicago and Washington, DC also plan to implement the project. 

The 1619 Project was launched by the New York Times Magazine in 2019 and created by Nikole Hannah-Jones, who won a Pulitzer Prize for the idea. The 1619 Project curriculum is available online for free through the Pulitzer Center.

Author’s Note: Kids should not be subject to political propaganda from either side. But thanks to the liberal-dominated university system, the next generation of teachers will have a severe liberal bias and will pass that perspective to our children.

Editor’s Note: It’s amazing how supposedly college-educated teachers are comfortable ignoring the incredible successful founding of the greatest country that has ever existed, in favor of an emotional false narrative of what was essentially background noise compared to the magnitude of the important events. Slavery was common throughout the world at that time. It is even more incredible that such a fair system grew out of such an environment.

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  1. Bubba Love.

    The lying left is evil and will never change. Vote all Democrats out and save our Republic.

  2. JC

    The 1619 Project is false history with an agenda to falsify real history with someone’s personal version to make them feel better. Fictional history is not real and has the effect of confusing people into wanting to destroy true history and or heroes already established by our forefathers. The latest usurpers seem to think their version should set the patterns for the country to move forward…sort of like the only version of history is that of global warmer hoaxers. Just because some naysayers, politicians, and media freaks want to lie about history doesn’t mean we should do it to make those fools happy! The truth is Trump won the 2016 election because Americans were fed up with corrupt politicians . Since these jerks have been slothing around in Washington DC they have learned the ins and outs of corrupting the government, even to the point of subverting the agencies for their treasonous acts to retain the power they have grown to demand. Trump is correct to say no we are not having that , enough is enough!

  3. Thomas Ng

    Trump supports whatever half truths and blatant lies that can enrich his own pockets – period, end of story comes in November.

  4. Sheryl Thorpe

    The English left the tyranny of a ruthless King. They were mostly poor people and didn’t even own a slave! And, wanted the right to worship as they chose to; not forced into the King’s “legal” religion!

  5. L Rucker

    Revisionist history is not history/ it’s a fairytale supported by the Left!

  6. Dan Tyree

    Thomas Ng (weird name) go ahead and support your retard and his token. They will fall in November. End of story for the commiecrats.

  7. Robert Morris

    Anyone who believes that slavery was responsible for the creation of the United States is a gullible idiot. Another delusional lie to try and give credit for the American dream by delusional black Americans. When the Civil War began in 1861, the total value of the South’s two main crops, cotton & tobacco were but a drop in the value of goods produced in the northern states. The southern states were dependent on the goods produced by the northern states. The Confederacy found out quickly that they were no match for the northern armies due to the north’s huge advantage in rail lines & the telegraph. Entire northern armies could be transported to the battlefield’s while southern armies had to march on foot, as was the case with the battle of Gettysburg. The entire value of slavery to the building of America was exceedingly small & only benefited the southern states. Teach true history & stop trying to rewrite it to make uneducated white & black Americans feel good about themselves.

  8. Wendy Lee

    If the Radical left takes over and perverts the policies this COUNTRY was established on we will ALL be learning Chinese, be controlled by SOCIALISM. and lose our FREEDOM…..GOD HELP US!

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