Before and After Columbus Christopher Columbus was known to many Americans as the great explorer. He “discovered” America but as years went on the glorified Columbus was criticized and historians had found error in his ways. Does this mean Columbus was a villain and everything he stands for should be demolished? In this essay we will explore how Columbus Day is honored or observed in the United States of America and how celebrating this holiday opens up sore wounds for American Indians and how he opened the doors for transatlantic slavery, mass murders and cruelty to the Indigenous people of America. This essay will explore the apparent legacy that Columbus is celebrate and honored for, and whether or not all Americans should continue to honor Columbus Day.
This also was simply because people were starting to complain about how the statue back was facing the cathedral. Apparently after that the statue was then offered to Mexico, but since Mexico declined the statue, then it went to Spain. Therefore Francisco Pizarro shall be remembered for his adventures, capturing Peru, and finding the Pacific
When he reached back to Europe, he attempted to get financing for an expedition to find a new western route to find Asia, (also to prove his theory/belief) /Magellan eventually found a route to the pacific, now known as the strait of magellan. After joining a crew ship, Ferdinand Magellan has served Morocco yet was injured and had to return back to his country (Ferdinand Magellan). Through the years of 1520 to 1521, his ship has reached Guam and the Philippines with about 200 men (Ferdinand Magellan). He was killed in a battle between a rivalry of tribes in April 27, 1521 (Ferdinand Magellan). Objective was to discover
As he and his men searched the inland for fresh water and wood, they spotted the Calusa tribal village at Mound Key. They realized the Calusa tribe was a very unfriendly tribe. The explorers scrambled back to their ships and decided quickly to leave the area and sail back to Puerto Rico. In the year of 1521, Ponce De Leon was ordered to return to Florida to form another colony. He then landed on the beaches between Estero Bay and Charlotte Harbor with over 200 settlers, tools, seeds, and horses.
The expedition reached its furthest point on twelfth March 1488. Bartolomeu Dias wanted to continue sailing towards India but he was forced to turn back because his crew refused to sail any further. It was then on the returning voyage he discovered The Cape of Good Hope on May, 1488. He returned to Lisbon in the month of December later on that year after an absence of over sixteen months. The discovery of this passage was very important to the Europeans, because they realized that they could trade directly with India and some parts of Asia bypassing the land route through the Middle East.
When Columbus arrived back in Spain on March 15, 1493, he immediately wrote a letter announcing his discoveries to King Ferdinand. Document C is Account by Bartolome de Las Casas to the Spanish Monarchy (1542). This account was written by a Spanish Dominican friar Bartolome De Las Casas in 1542 and published in 1552. people endured in the early stages of the Spanish conquest. The source was wrote out that once Christopher came it all went bad.This source reflects the time period because It shows that Christopher ruined everything in D.R talk about him finding america and about the mistreatment of and atrocities committed against the indigenous peoples of the Americas and sent to then Prince Philip II of Spain. These sources are similar because they all explored and tried to find a new land and its different because each of them has a different format or method.
I also see where the other side is coming from that if it wasn't for him we wouldn't be in america right now cause was the one who discovered america but then he shouldn't have treated natives the way he did.Columbus day should not be celebrated because he enslaved many native inhabitants and he sent them to spain and sold them. Columbus day should not be a holiday because columbus did a lot of cruel things.Him and his men enslaved native inhabitants many many were killed because columbus ordered a brutall
Their reason for settlement in the Americas had largely to do with the hopes of finding goods, wealth, and land. As a matter of fact, during Christopher Columbus’s first voyage he not only discovered the New World, but as well as conquered territories such as San Salvador, Cuba and Hispaniola as Spanish possessions (America, Spanish Conquest). At the time on his first trip he left behind a group of Spaniards in Hispaniola in order to colonize it and find gold. However, to his surprise they were all gone when he came back. Current historians do not have a specific answer to their disappearance but some say they were killed by the inhabitants of Hispaniola because of mistreatment.
If he could sail past the islands and far enough west, he hoped he might still find lands answering to the description of Asia or Japan. He struck the coast of Honduras in Central America and coasted southward along an abandoned shore, suffering terrible hardships, until he reached the Gulf of Darién. Attempting to return to Hispaniola, he was marooned on Jamaica. After his rescue, he was forced to abandon his hopes and return to Spain. Although his voyages were of great importance, Columbus died in relative neglect, having had to petition King Ferdinand in an attempt to secure his promised titles and
He befriended some of the natives including Rajah Humabon and convinced them to convert to Catholicism. In Mactan, he was defeated and killed on April 27, 1521, because he got involved in political rivalries between Lapu-Lapu and Humabon, chieftains of Mactan Island and Cebu respectively. However, some of his men survived and left the Philippines by the order of the new commander of the expedition, Juan Sebastián Elcano. His fleet continued sailing westward and returned to Spain in 1522. Thus, completing the first circumnavigation of the world.
On the voyage to start this new colony in America, John Smith was arrested for mutiny (not obeying orders of higher authority) and barely escaped an unfortunate death by hanging. By the time they got to Virginia, John Smith was a prisoner. Fortunately with the generosity of the minister, John Smith was allowed back into his council position. In honor of the king of England, the new colony in Virginia was named Jamestown. Starting the new colony was very difficult for the settlers.
Chapters 20/21 Even though Christopher Columbus held onto his belief that he had reached the Indies until the day he died, the new continent he had actually reached had been the result of much geographical speculation and exploration by many curious men. “In some ways, these journeys of discovery collectively represent man’s most astounding characteristic: intellectual curiosity (Watson 424).” As Watson points out, we who live in the twenty-first century have nothing to compare to the feats accomplished by those early map makers and courageous adventurers. “The discovery of America was important intellectually for Europeans” yet many drawbacks soon followed as the New World was not as developed as the Old World (Watson 442).The lack of technology,
The Lost Colony of Roanoke was the last of three attempts of colonization and till the successful Jamestown. The first group of men came to “scout out” the New World for future colonies. The second group was there for military and scientific reason, who was later pushed out due to “bad blood” with neighboring Indians and was far from peaceful. The third and final group came to settle, bringing women and children including John White 's family. John White first came to the New World with the second group of men.
Every ship in England joined in the war which meant John White couldn’t get back to Roanoke at the time. White hired two small vessels to sail to Roanoke but his attempt to return failed when the captains of the ship tried to capture Spanish ships. Instead of them capturing the Spanish they got captured. The continuing war made John White unable to return to Roanoke. After three years he could finally get the supplies to Roanoke.
This podcast briefly summarizes the significance of role of Christopher Columbus as one of the founding fathers of the United States of America. Contrary to the beliefs in 19th and early 20th century of him as a hero and symbol of bravery and a visionary, they talk about how he was actually heading in the wrong journey and overthrowing the indigenous people. Along with this many of his characteristics were known to be whitewashed to show importance of certain agendas. His every memory is carefully scrutinized and is broken down into various incidence over the hundreds of years. Christopher was well known confidence and his distinct view of the world being round instead of flat are always in reference with his name.