The second monday of october is when many celebrate Columbus Day. A holiday designed to honor Christopher Columbus, an Italian explorer, who set foot in the new world on October 12, 1492, five hundred twenty five years ago. He intended to find a western sea route to China, India and Asia where gold was rumored to be found in abundance. Instead he landed in the bahamas. He didn’t realize until his third voyage that he didn't land in china but a land that the Europeans had no knowledge on.
Columbus Day, a day in which the landing of Columbus in the Americas is recognized, it wasn’t until the year 1937 that it became a Federal Holiday. It is a Day in which many celebrate his ‘achievements’ and Italian heritage. Among other things this day serves to celebrate Columbus’s vile acts of possessing land that was already another’s territory. I am against the idea of ‘Columbus Day’ and believe it should be changed. Changed to honor and recognize the Indigenous people who lost their lives and belongings due to the arrival of Christopher Columbus and his men.
He had a very interesting childhood, had many accomplishments, and even discovered a new group of islands that are connected to South America. Christopher Columbus had a fascinating childhood that helped him become a world traveler. He was born in Genoa, Italy during 1451. His father was a wool merchant and didn’t earn much money, so Christopher Columbus started working at a young age. When he was a teenager, he got a job offer to work on a
Did you know that Christopher Columbus's real name was Cristoforo Colombo? Columbus and the Columbian Exchange did more harm than good. The Columbian Exchange was the exchange of goods betwixt the Old World (Europe, Asia, Africa) and the New World (North and South America). Animals, diseases, people, crops, foods, and culture were what was traveled athwart the ocean between the two worlds. In 1492 when Christopher Columbus departed Spain under the control of King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella, he wanted to find a new route to Asia by traveling west.
On March 15, 1493 Explorer Christopher Columbus wrote a letter to King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella of Castille announcing his discoveries in what he thought to be the eastern side of China, but was actually the first European contact with America. Columbus’ intention was to show how easy it was to conquer the “New World” and convert its denizens to Christianity. Columbus started his letter by primarily announcing the newly explored lands after Queen Isabella and King Ferdinand to honor their royalty. Following that, he described his first interaction with Indigenous people when they fled from the Europeans as Columbus approached them. He also stated that Indigenous people had no fixed government that acted as a regulatory body.
Suffice it to consider the spread of tomatoes, potatoes, tea, and coffee in the dietary habits of Europeans to understand the transformations that have occurred through trade and the movement of people and things. In what follows, three examples will be provided of changes in dietary habits in migratory contexts. The first example concerns the transformation of Italian emigrants to America in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. The second briefly discusses Italian immigration from the south to the north of the country after World War II. The third raises issues concerning the first and second generations of foreign immigrants into Italy in recent
Christopher Columbus’s findings are a prime example of exploration and encounters in history. To begin, on August 3rd, 1492, Columbus started on his journey with three ships, including his own. He left from Palos de la Frontera, a Spanish town. The ships, named, The Santa Maria, Niña, and Pinta, featured crewmembers from the town, and the surrounding areas. The Santa Maria was a large, bulky cargo vessel, and one that was not particularly suited for long-term exploration.
What make me regret is that I did not go to the Veterans Day Ceremony because I had class at 11am on Tuesday. I know that the United State annually celebrate the Veterans Day every November to honor and praise veterans of all service branches for the sacrifices each have made for their country. This year, Rear Admiral John Kirby is the guest of honor and speaker, so I do a little bit more research about him. Rear Admiral John Kirby was grown up in St. Petersburg, Florida. He graduated from the University of South Florida in 1985 in Tampa, Florida, and he earned his Bachelor of Science degree in history.
Christopher Columbus was an Italian explorer who was the last person to discover the Americas, and claimed it for Spain. His voyage to the New World was rejected many times. He went to the Portuguese, Genoa, and the Venice kings, but his wishes were denied. After being rejected by three kingdoms, he ventured to the Spanish monarchy where he was granted funds for
The day of April 15th, 2013 and the week that followed will always be engrained in my mind. Although this date may seem arbitrary to most, those who lived in Boston knew it as Patriots Day or Marathon Monday. For everyone at my school, it had always been a tradition to go down to the finish line to cheer on the racers, many of which were our fellow classmates and professors. Those who were lucky enough (as was the case for my fraternity and I) were selected to hand out water at Mile Marker 23, three miles away from where the bomb went off that day. Flash forward to the night of Thursday, April 18th, 2013; I am huddled in a corner with three of my friends in our dormitory - Forest.
1. Christopher Columbus- was a Spanish conquistador who went in front of the Spanish court to propose a plan to find a new ocean route for trade with the West Indies and Asia. Queen Isabella commissioned/funded his voyage to find a new trade route to Asia. He set out on this conquest with 3 ships - the Nina, the Pinta, and the Santa Maria. He crossed the Atlantic and made landfall on an island he named San Salvador which was part of the Americas.
According to the majority of Americans, the history of the United States begins with the Pilgrims and their voyage on the Mayflower. Author and history teacher James W. Loewen perfectly recreates many of these people’s childhoods in his book “Lies My History Teacher Told Me: Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong” when he talks about little kids making hand turkeys and construction paper Pilgrim hats and putting on Thanksgiving plays every November (399). His books goes much deeper than simply giving the reader a sense of nostalgia for their younger years, he actually tells them everything they know, or think they know rather, is wrong. He talks about the Spanish, French, Dutch, and English settlers that arrived in the Americas