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Should we celebrate Columbus Day?

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Started: 10/28/2014 Category: Education
Updated: 2 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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Zandarella

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"Columbus sailed the ocean blue in 1492," about 500 years after America has already been discovered by Leif Erickson. He enslaved many peaceful natives to work in his mines, he murdered them or they committed suicide, so do you really want to celebrate this demeaning holiday, I say, NO WAY!!!! How do you feel, do you think we should celebrate Columbus Day?
johnsmith2468

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Hello, its nice to be debating with you, lets please keep it clean.
It is true, Columbus murdered and enslaved many Native Americans when he arrived in the Americas. He did many terrible things. He was looking for more land to conquer and rule. He was doing what many others have done to gain more power. But the fact that people do not seem to grasp is this. Native Americans have done and will continue to do the same thing Christopher Columbus did. Native Americans lived in tribes, correct? Well weren't those tribes always waring with one another? Did they not murder and enslave many others from separate tribes? They stole land from one another as well. In many of the records the Tiano, the group that greeted Columbus, seems welcoming and peaceful. The records then go on to say that Columbus took six hostages back with him to Spain which led to the killings of two Spaniards left by Columbus to guard their camp. This record shows the Tiano as the victims, and they are. But if they had had the chance they would have conquered anything they could as well. I think the thing we need to remember is that every spaniard, native american, or Tianoan has the human tendency to conquer and enslave and to gain power.

This is my first debate, so sorry if its a little sketchy. :)))) :))))
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