Christopher Columbus Hero or Villain? Was Christopher Columbus a Old World hero or a New World Villain? I feel that Christopher Columbus is a Villain because of how he mistreated the Native Peoples of the New World. Even though Columbus brought great wealth to Europe, there were millions of deaths caused by diseases Columbus brought with him to the New World, and he also brought back diseases to the Old World along with treasures exclusively from New World. I feel that Columbus helped begin the Americas, but he did not need to take as many lives to do so, making him a Villain.
But as these two have similarities, the purpose of going to the new world is quite different. John Smith came over to get rich and build a business which is kinda greedy. William Bradford came for opportunity to make a town of the religion of he was apart of along side his people. Seems like all fun and games for these two leader until both had run out of supplies and their people were starving to death. Aside all the starvation, comparing the greedy and selfish men from John smith , to the caring and religious families from William Bradford, at the end of it all i believe both men came out successful to what they were trying to
No living human is either entirely virtuous or wholeheartedly evil. Sometimes it can seem that way, but that’s because most of the time individuals hear want to hear what they want to hear. This concept is entirely true in regard to Andrew Jackson, who people can see as a heroic American war hero who came from nothing and stood by his beliefs or the complete opposite. People could also perceive him as an evil, tyrannical leader who forced thousands of Native Americans out of their homes. I believe Andrew Jackson was not a hero but a villain because of the way he treated Native Americans, the actions he took during his presidency, and the fact he was a slave-owner.
What did he do that was so great that we all celebrate this 1 man? Many people, in today’s society, do not agree on the image of Christopher Columbus, or what this Holiday is portrayed to be. Some say he was a savage, and he should not be celebrated. People boycott the Holiday, and say he enslaved, killed, and tortured Native Americans for their lands and riches. Others believe he was a brave and honorable explorer, who set out on a voyage in search of A “New World”.
In the article Christopher Columbus: Hero or Villain? It stated that Columbus wrote in his diary that “they were very well built, with very handsome bodies and very good faces and they don’t carry arms or know them but he they should be good servants.” He then forced the natives into slavery and punished them by a loss of limb or death if they didn’t collect enough gold. He would keep a portion
Teddy Roosevelt also earned the title of “Trustbuster.” Theodore used the Sherman Anti-Trust Act to break apart many monopolies that he thought had gone bad. President Roosevelt believed that the huge “trust bosses” were acting foolish, because they were as rich as possible and didn’t care or notice to care about the common man and the desperately struggling poor. Theodore Roosevelt advocated for arbitration and became the “Trustbuster” because of all of the hard work that he put in as
Why Columbus is a Villain Columbus is the basic definition of evil since he ended up achieving all of his goals. Which were introducing new foods and animals to the Western World and bringing gold, but he only managed to obtain this through the most crude way possible. To bring further notice to his wickedness Columbus should be considered a villain because of his involvement in killing off all the natives and how he thinks of them as mindless slaves that are here on this earth to make their lives easier. To commence, Christopher Columbus should be considered a villain because of his involvement in killing off all the natives. It is not a case of whether or not he was murdering a malevolent tribe, it is a dilemma that was caused when he fooled the natives into thinking he was a friend and that he was here to give them guidance.
The civil war was a bloody and gruesome fight to preserve a way of life that was looked upon as immoral and unconstitutional. John Sherman described in a letter the views of soldiers and men, “The same qualities that have enabled a single generation of men to develop the resources of a continent would enable us to destroy it more rapidly.” Government leaders and soldiers ignored the work that went into building America and were able to accept the killings fellow men or other innocent people without shedding a tear because of the need to feel superior to other men. Other leaders of war learned to settle with the consequences of war, “war means fighting and fighting means killing” (Forrest). The ability to kill because “it’s just war” is a learned characteristic after being involved in so many brutal and atrocious events. The human emotions become immune to sensitive events and the detachment is a mechanism to cope with the consequences of
As a democracy, we expect our leaders to care about the we want as a union. However, this isn 't what we always get. For example, Andrew Jackson could be considered one of these self serving leaders. To some, Andrew Jackson represents a war hero but others would say he was an arrogant and unbending person. Impoverished and uneducated he would rise from orphan to war hero leaving thousands of Native Americans dead in the wake of his political ambitions.
The assassination of Abraham Lincoln was unjust because he was an important leader, he wanted end to slavery , and he was a non-violent president. However, many people didn’t agree with most of Mr. Abraham Lincoln’s actions because he was a terrible president. Abraham Lincoln was important too America’s history because he was president during the civil war and helped the 13th amendment get passed. The 13th amendment was the amendment that ended slavery and gave slaves some rights. Many people hated him for that, but now, most think of him as one of the greatest leaders of all time.
I agree that his accidental discovery ultimately led to the massacre of countless Natives. Although, he might be considered a hero for 'discovering ' the New World. However, there were several who came before him and inhabited the land, such as the Natives. Thus, the impossibility of discovering something that had already been in place. For this reason, I would not consider Columbus a hero.
In 1506, the Spaniards overthrew the leaders of the tribe and forced the Indians to work. They considered themselves to be superior to the natives because the natives didn’t understand the value of their gold. The Spaniards thought the natives weren’t as smart as them because of
As slavery became free in the north this soon disrupted the founding fathers beliefs of what slavery should be and this dismantled the nations stability to the core. Slaves were always beaten for any punishment to keep them in line. The founding fathers like this due to they can control the slaves out of fear. By corporal punishment spreading across America to the whites it was also the biggest thing slaves had that they were valuable to a point more Valuable than some white people which the founding fathers hated. They hated this because According to Russell he names several slaves that had killed their masters for over beating them and the resistant slaves a lot of the time was allowed to live sometime they weren’t even beaten (Pg.61-62).