Christopher Columbus: Why Do We Celebrate Columbus Day?

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Why do we celebrate Columbus day when Christopher Columbus was a man of many sins? He drove people to mass suicide, he took credit for something he did not do, he enslaved and destroyed an entire civilization, and then he is now credited for finding the Americas. The most immoral things happened and I know what you're gonna say, it was perfectly fine back in his time. I get if they celebrated it then but not now not when he enslaved an entire civilization. He didn’t even find America he found the Caribean.

Christopher Columbus was an Italian sailor who sailed for Spain. The famous saying
Christopher Columbus sailed the ocean blue in 1492 is the sailing we all know, but he was sailing before that. The sail we all know and love was his most famous one. So how did the holiday Columbus day come around well It was unofficially celebrated in a number of cities and states as early as the 18th century but did not become a federal holiday until the 1937. For many, the holiday is a …show more content…

“Columbus returned to Spain in chains in 1500.” (10 Things You May Not Know About Christopher Columbus) Let me elaborate Columbus’s governance of Hispaniola could be brutal and tyrannical. Native islanders who didn’t collect enough gold could have their hands cut off, and rebel Spanish colonists were executed at the gallows. Colonists complained to the monarchy about mismanagement, and a royal commissioner dispatched to Hispaniola arrested Columbus in August 1500 and brought him back to Spain in chains. Although Columbus was stripped of his governorship, King Ferdinand not only granted the explorer his freedom but subsidized a fourth voyage. Now another thing is that “Columbus supervised the selling of native girls into sexual slavery. Young girls of the ages 9 to 10 were the most desired by his men. In 1500, Columbus casually wrote about it in his log.”(Columbus Day? True Legacy: Cruelty and

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