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cbartlett-murray
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TheRealSpassky101
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Should Columbus Day be celebrated as a holiday?

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Started: 11/17/2016 Category: Education
Updated: 3 weeks ago Status: Debating Period
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cbartlett-murray

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Born to a working-class wool weaver in the port city of Genoa, Italy, Cristoforo Colombo apprenticed as a sailor and went to sea as early as age ten. A self-taught and curious man, Colombo lived by his wits and rose in the heady world of 15th-century sea traders, until he hit upon an ingenious idea: He would outflank the Mohammedan Turks and reach the East Indies by sailing west across the Ocean Sea. After weathering nearly a decade of rejection and failure, in 1492 Colombo won the support of the Spanish Crown and set off on an uncertain journey that inadvertently opened a New World, laying the foundation for that most glittering daughter of the Western heritage: America.
TheRealSpassky101

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I am glad to be in this debate. However, I am sorry to inform you that Christopher Columbus did not inadvertently discover America and many before dicovered and MAPPED America.
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Posted by jo154676 3 weeks ago
jo154676
Its a national holiday and you're teachers are supposed to get it off
Posted by EXOPrimal 3 weeks ago
EXOPrimal
is columbus day celebrated? we get brakes on columbus day but teachers dont so its not a real holidy
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