Why do Catholics accept the apocrypha while Protestants don't?

Hey, I’m a Protestant taking a class about the 400 years of silence at my Bible school. The project that I chose is to focus on why Roman Catholics accept these books while many Christians do not.

These links should be helpful for explaining the Church’s continued inclusion of the deuterocanonical books (sometimes referred to by Protestants as the Apocrypha) in the Bible. If you have any further questions, please contact Catholic Answers directly.
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The Old Testament Canon
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Original books of Bible

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