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Corrections and clarifications: The article has been updated to reflect that Wilmington, Del., officials had the Caesar Rodney statue removed. 

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump on Thursday accused Democrats and educators of attempting a “liberal indoctrination of America’s youth” through alternative views of the nation’s history, while the subjects of those attacks said he is fueling racial divisions in an election year.

“Our mission is to defend the legacy of America’s founding, the virtue of America’s heroes, and the nobility of the American character,” Trump said during what aides billed as the first “White House Conference on American History.”

While Trump called for “patriotic education” and a “pro-American curriculum” in the nation’s schools, opponents cast the president as a struggling re-election candidate who