Why Is Christopher Columbus A Hero

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The 12th of October USA celebrated the Columbus Day. It’s a national holiday in many countries in the Americas and elsewhere which officially celebrates the anniversary of Christopher Columbus arrival and discovery of America, which happened on October 12, 1492. Columbus Day first became an official state holiday in Colorado in 1906, and became a federal holiday in the United States in 1937. Since 1970 (Oct. 12), the holiday has been fixed to the second Monday in October ,

Columbus day has been a very critical subject of very long debates across the United States of America since many years and until now as many considers him a killer and not a discoverer. If we re-read history carefully we will find that Christopher Columbus never set foot in the land that would become the United States of America. In fact, he never even saw it. His
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But Indians generally also recognize that their standards of living must be raised. Without giving up their unique cultural heritage, they have organized into tribal councils to try to help the federal government settle on long-range programs of education, health services, vocational training, resource planning, and financial credit that will assist them to solutions of the problems that have beset them for so many sad decades.

From a personnal perspective Christopher Columbus is in no way a hero. All he did was encounter unknown lands while trying to get to Asia. He did not even manage to complete his initial goal of finding a commercially viable route to Asia by traversing the western oceans. He died feeling a failure because of this, not because of the tragedy he had brought to the Indians. His great accomplishment was the destruction of an entire population that still suffer of the consequences of what Columbus did untill now !! How is that

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