Christopher Columbus Should Not Be Abolished Essay

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I believe that people should not be celebrating the day of the natives' death. Christopher Columbus used his people and didn't care for anyone other than himself. He killed thousands of people and had no mercy for them. He gave away people like they were worth nothing and didn't even think about or even ask how they felt about being sold. History has been manipulating the fact that Christopher Columbus was a bad person and they hide all the bad things he did so that we can celebrate this day of “greatness.”
My first reason is because Columbus sold women off for rape this quote “When I had taken her to my cabin she was naked — as was their custom. I was filled with a desire to take my pleasure with her and attempted to satisfy my desire.” captures my point. Next, he was a tyrant. An example of this was he cut off Indians' ears. “Columbus had an underling, Alonso de Ojeda, bring him three Indian leaders, whom Columbus then ordered publicly beheaded. Ojeda also ordered his men to grab another Indian, bring him to the middle of his village, and “cut off his ears' in retribution for the Indians' failing to be helpful to the Spaniards when fording a stream.” Lastly he used the Indians to collect gold for him like his own personal slaves and if they didn't obey his orders they were killed. An example of this is “Columbus …show more content…

This quote from stabilizes my statement. “Columbus wasn’t the first to discover the New World. Indigenous people had been living there for centuries by the time he arrived in 1492 and Leif Eriksson and the Vikings beat him to it five centuries earlier.” Columbus had cared very little about his people therefore went even madder consequently when his own brother created a revolt against him. “He treated them and even his own crew very poorly. So much so that his own brother led a revolt against him.”( Nothing was stopping Christopher Columbus until his death in

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