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Passed Senate amended (06/20/2003)

American History and Civics Education Act of 2003 - Directs the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) to award competitive grants to educational institutions to establish: (1) Presidential Academies for Teaching of American History and Civics to offer workshops for teachers of American history and civics; and (2) Congressional Academies for Students of American History and Civics to offer workshops for outstanding students of American history and civics.

Requires such Academies to describe how they will include teachers and students from schools receiving assistance for educationally disadvantaged children under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, particularly those schools with high concentrations of students from low-income families.

Directs the NEH to award a grant to an organization for the creation of a national alliance of elementary school and secondary school teachers of American history and civics.