People have very different opinions on Christopher Columbus. My opinion is he was a very greedy man, the only thing he cared about was money. He would do anything possible to get it, even if he was already rich he would want more and more. Some things he did was took 10% of any riches in a land he might discover. Also, he didn't care whose flag he was sailing under, he only cared about getting the money.
Every child knows the saying “in 1492 Columbus sailed the ocean blue,” however, the story of Columbus is much more complex. Inspired by Marco Polo’s exploits and his dying words “I never told the half of what I saw,” Christopher Columbus was a recipient of the patronage of Queen Isabella of Castile and King Ferdinand II of Aragon and westward to the Holy Land (Marco Polo). His failed career of Governorship of Hispaniola, the atrocities committed under his leadership have created conflict throughout history, over shadowing his Catholic mission and his nautical achievements. While the myth of Columbus “discovering America” has been associated with slavery and mass murder, evidence shows that his mission was a Holy Crusade on behalf of Spain, and while his poor leadership deserves a strong rebuff, his accomplishments and religious motivations do not justify his erasure from history.
Christopher Columbus was an Italian explorer, navigator, and colonizer who is well known for “discovering” North America. In reality Christopher was trying to get to China and thought he was in Japan all 4 times he went to North America. He was actually in what is now the Bahamas and Cuba. And really Christopher didn't even discover America. The Native Americans beat Columbus by thousands of years.
Almost every state and school use to celebrate this national holiday; Columbus Day. Sadly, people around the country have decided that Columbus Day should no longer have his own holiday. Schools, and many Columbus Day parades have decided to cancel their parades and schools no longer have a ¨Columbus Day¨. Still people think Columbus was a brave good man, while others believe he was a terrible soul that’s greedy and cruel.
History is made from stories, stories that have been passed from generation to generation, eventually written down and recorded as a record. Most often History is written by the powerful, the victorious, and so facts can become twisted and history can grow to not truly reflect reality. In context, the winners of a game may justly say they won but intentionally leave out the penalties they took or the goals the other team scored. Similarly, this happens in history and so history must be revised upon the discovery of new facts and evidence to be able to do justice to the reality of events.
When I was younger I was told the Christopher Columbus was a hero. And when I was a child I didn’t know better so I believed it. Because adults would never lie to me, right? Well they didn’t exactly lie they just kept me away from the major details. Like how Christopher Columbus in a way is the reason why slavery began in the Americas.
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.
There are many opinions about Columbus Day and whether we should celebrate it as a holiday. I believe the extent in which we should celebrate Columbus Day is just acknowledging him rather than dedicating a federal holiday to him. I would propose to celebrate “Indigenous People’s Day” or “Native Americans’ Day”. My opinion comes from his actual discovery of th New World and his actions after he settled in North America. One reason why I think we should not celebrate Columbus day to the extent of a federal holiday is because of the thinking that Columbus was the one who discovered North America.
Christopher Columbus’ Exploration Whenever thinking back to things that they have learned about history, one person that often stands out to most people would probably be Christopher Columbus. As one of the first people that people are taught about when learning history, Christopher Columbus is very well-known among most people. Even with little knowledge, one could probably at least state that he was the explorer who sailed across the ocean in 1492 and discovered the Americas. However, there is more to Columbus’ story than that.
I think that Christopher Columbus is a very good hero and that he his a good reason that we are here. He is the reason that the U.S. is also here today and if it wasn’t for him we may not even be alive today. He also did very bad things like killing Native Americans and exploiting their gold. A reason that I think that he is a good hero because he was a very religious person.
Christopher Columbus is a villain because he emerged an economic system in which Africans were used as slaves, forced Christianity on the Natives of North America and treated the Native Americans very cruelly. Columbus’s discovery of the New World convulsed Europe, Africa, North America and South America. The economic system that had emerged was called the Columbian Exchange and involved Europe, Africa, North America and South America. In this economic system Europe provided the markets, capital and technology; Africa provided the slave labor and the New World provided the its raw materials. Columbus traded goods from the New to Africa in exchange for slaves and the Africans unwillingly became slaves to work on the plantations of the New World.