Did Christopher Columbus Deserve A Holiday

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Christopher Columbus is arguably one of the most famous performers of all time. He discovered the Caribbean Islands, Hispaniola(modern day Haiti and the Dominican Republic), Jamaica, Cuba, and parts of Central America and northern South America. During the second Monday in October, Americans from coast to coast celebrate Columbus’s arrival in the Americas. However, does Columbus really deserve a holiday? Is he really the hero elementary school textbooks paint him to be? Historical evidence points to no. Columbus went from island to island capturing(The Interiors, 1996)the indigenous people who resided there. He even wrote this about the Native Americans in a log book: “They would make fine servants…with fifty mean we could subjugate (overpower)
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