Do you believe that we should celebrate Columbus Day as a national holiday? Do you believe he is a hero? or a Villain? Some people have different points of view when it comes to a question like this; sometimes, their opinion may reflect their religious beliefs or because of all the terrible acts against humanity in the New World. We also do have to remember that he did discover America; he started the Columbian Exchange,and brought many different values to this new world he just discovered.
There is no argument that his “discovery” was a turning point in history, however many argue that his accomplishments have been oversimplified and glorified. Michael Berliner wrote an article where he addresses that Columbus Day should be celebrated and Columbus deserves to be honored. While Berliner makes an intriguing argument for the continuous celebration of Columbus Day, he drops the ball with acknowledging the individualism of the Native Americans and all the eradication caused. The theme of Berliner’s article is pretty clear, Columbus should not be held responsible for all the havoc caused. When Berliner addresses the issue if Columbus really did discover the Americas, he is very hostile with his answer.
Changed to honor and recognize the Indigenous people who lost their lives and belongings due to the arrival of Christopher Columbus and his men. I see him as nothing more than a Robber, evil mastermind, and murderer. After all, how can we celebrate
Christopher Columbus or Native Americans We have been taught the same concept of the discovery of America for hundreds of years. Christopher Columbus discovered America and we celebrate Columbus Day every year to honor his bravery and strength, but every story has two sides. Native Americans who have been settled in the “New World” long before Columbus stumbled onto the land, aren’t given the recognition they deserve. While some praise Columbus for his discoveries, many are questioning if we have forgotten the importance of Native Americans and what part they played in the Christopher Columbus story. Author Jack Weatherford explains his view on Columbus Day and what we should be celebrating.
After they explored all the islands and found lots of goods, such as gold, tobacco, and some spices, on the return trip back to Spain was really tough for Columbus and his crew members, because on the way back, the Santa Maria ship (The one captained by Columbus) was wrecked and the captain of The Pinta sailed off and tried to beat Columbus back to Spain. Columbus returned to Spain in the Nina, arriving on March 15, 1493. When Christopher Columbus landed in America, he thought he was the first person to discover it, and thats what alot of people still believe today, but that is not entirely true. Before Christopher Columbus arrived to America, a viking named Leif Eriksson was really the one who discovered America, and many other countries also claim that they discovered America way before Columbus. He wasn't even the first European explorer to set foot in
The legacy of Christopher Columbus and his voyages states that he crossed the Atlantic Ocean trying to get to India and China when he stumbled upon a new place, which called the New World. He was born to make history in which he starts off his voyages so that people will remember all the good he did. October 12, the day for the whole Americans to have a one-day off. Anti-Semitism, revulsion and discrimination of Christopher Columbus, has troubled the native Indians people for such a long time. The most severe massacre happened when Columbus started to discover the New World, and what he and the rest of his crews did to the Natives Indian and will endlessly be remembered.
He has to make smart and quick decisions to save his own life and that of his crew. After fighting in the Trojan War for ten years, he is on a long, hard journey for another ten years, hoping to return home to Ithaca to see his wife and son and return to his place on the throne. Odysseus is a hero because he uses intelligence to escape difficult situations, perseverance to continue his journey despite numerous setbacks,
America has repeatedly used this mindset of innocent intentions to overlook other actions we now realize were impermissible. It is this mentality that was used after the Civil War by white Southerners to justify their racist treatment of freed slaves during the Reconstruction Era. Another instance is how Americans justified their imperialistic motives during the Philippine-American War, as well as to ignore the atrocities their military were committing. Both historical events help reveal America’s impulse to justify immoral and corrupt behavior, by shifting the blame onto other parties. D. W. Griffith’s 1915 film The Birth of a Nation gives a glimpse into how the white Southerners and founders of the Ku Klux Klan justified their racist
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