Should We Celebrate Columbus Day

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Columbus Day is an international holiday celebrated throughout the United StatesUS that particularly acknowledges Christopher Columbus and his arrival to thein the New World on October 12th, 1492. This holiday honors Columbus’ findings of America and is celebrated for Americans to truly recognize the effect in which he had made on our country and nation as a whole. With this being said, I strongly feel that Columbus Day should be an international holiday celebrated in remembrance of our homes being unearthed and opened to others around the globe. Though the holiday is embraced because of Columbus’ discovery of America, he however wasn’t the first to come across it. A group of European vikings had first stumbled across American land 500 years…show more content…
These diseases harmed all who were diagnosed by it, and wiped out a countless number of the Indian population. Though these diseases did bring lots of death and loss in population, the discovery of certain crops created a stronger impact on the world than deaths of others by disease. The American’s had given crops from the New World like squash, potatoes, and tomatoes to the Europeans from the Old World who had been unfamiliar with these newly exchanged items. For example, potatoes were a crop in which Americans felt were a necessity to always have, and decided to share with this with the Europeans. Soon enough the potatoes traveled and reached Ireland. There, they allowed farmers to be able to produce much more food, they also gained protection against the tragedy of grain crop failure and seasonal population checks caused by famine. Highly nutritious potatoes also helped lessen the effects of diseases like tuberculosis and measles. Consuming potatoes lead to more births and less deaths which had caused a huge population increase wherever the potato had traveled to. Having known this, I have a clear view that the effect potatoes had on Ireland, is only one of many impacts that had dramatically affected the world for the
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