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  • Columbus was sent by God

    Columbus was sent by the king and queen of spain who were sent by God so columbus was sent by God and is therefore a saint. Columbus took a big risk in sailing across the sea when he didnt know for sure if the world was flat and he was gonna fall off or not. Besides, its not Columbus fault that the Indians died. If they hadnt been so weak they would have survived disease and been able to repel the superior europeans. And if he raped the Taino girls, its also not his fault because they barely wore any clothes and itd be hard for him to resist. Columbus is basically a saint, and he founded the United States, so we should have columbus day

  • Supporting Columbus Day

    I think that we should celebrate Columbus day because if it wasn't for Christopher Columbus some of us may not be living in the united states, because most of us that live here in the U.S. are not 100% Native American. If he would not have found America some of the highest technology made today would not exist because some of the highest technology is made in the United States

  • YES, we should celebrate Columbus day.

    One reason is because without Columbus starting the race for land ,by claiming new land for Spain, England would never have sent someone to claim land in the new land. Another reason is because Columbus enforced the idea that the world was round by finding "India" and going around the world.

  • I believe that we should celebrated Columbus Day.

    I think Christopher Columbus should be celebrated. After reading an article called "Columbus should be celebrated" by David A. Sprecace. There are many reasons why i think he should be celebrated, one reason why he should be celebrated is because he is seen as a skilled captain of the highest order. Another reason why i think he should be celebrated is because he discovered that the earth wasn't flat but round. Columbus sought glory, wealth and a little title of nobility by opening new trade routes from China to Japan. Columbus should also be celebrated because he discovered Americas continental coast. Most importantly why he should be celebrated is because he founded the greatest nation there is called America. It is Columbus' method of discovery and record-keeping that distinguishes him from other explorers who may previously have "discovered" the new world. Those are all the reasons why i think Christopher Columbus day should be celebrated also cited by David A. Sprecace.

  • It doesn't matter what he did to the native Americans.

    Yes, he was a big jerk, and yes, he totally screwed over the native
    Americans. Even though he did that, those facts don't really relate to him finding America. And yes, I know that he wasn't the fist to find America, but he did "open it up" to the rest of the world. None of us would be here today if Columbus hadn't been stupid and totally missed India. Therefore, we should celebrate Columbus day, and celebrate living here in the Land of the Free.

  • We should have Columbus Day

    Yes, I think that we should have a day that celebrates Columbus finding the Americas. It was a day that changed the world back in the late 1400s when Columbus found Americas, even if it was accidental, and we should celebrate the day by taking it off and not working nor having class.

  • Columbus is a role model and has set a good example for America

    Columbus is a saint sent by the gods. I am a proud Italian and I belive that everyone in the world should follow in his footsteps and be proud of him. Yes he could have had treated the Indians better but it shows that we are barbarians and will not back down from a fight. We take what we deserve and we are not afraid, and we are not cowards and WE ARE NOT GOING TO LET SOMEONE COME IN AND TAKE OUR LAND!! Even though the Indians where here first that was so long ago that it doesn't count or matter. Like saying that Adam and Eve founded the earth. Anyways, all you Columbus haters out there should be ashamed to put down such a great, honorable man. He is a big role model

  • One of our biggest heros

    Christopher is one of our biggest heros.If he wasn't trying to get to Asia he wouldn't of found America.So if he wasn't trying to none of us would be here we would all be were our family started.This is because all the people sailed over to America from wherever so we wouldn't be here.

  • Yes we should celebrate Columbus Day

    I think that we should celebrate Columbus day because if it was not because of him, we all wouldn't be here. Just because he did something bad in the past doesnt mean we all should hate him, he does good things and bad things. Even though he was brutal and barbaric, because of him we all here together. Even though he wasn't the first one to found US he gets the credits for it because other people like vikings and polynesians doesn't take it to the next level like Columbus did. Because of him, there are a lot of Christians today and also the native americans should take it easy, cause of him US became the best continent in the world.

  • I do not think we should celebrate Christopher Columbus day

    I feel like Christopher Columbus represents betrayal. Why would we want to celebrate a man who befriended the native Americans just to make them his slave and kill millions of there population. Christopher Columbus was a horrible man and the first original slave trader. So by telling America to celebrate Christopher Columbus, is like telling our country to acknowledge the legacy of a racist, killer who nearly created genocide of the native American and told his men that it was okay to have sexual relations with 9 and 10 year old little girls. I would rather celebrate native American day. I feel like they are the real founders if our land.

  • No,we should not celebrate Columbus day

    Christopher Columbus was slave trader who unleashed the horror of the conquest returned to Spain in glory having discovered the new world but he was not the first to find the west Indies . Columbus also captured other native for use of slaves . Columbus went to the Indies to take everything the natives but they had nothing Columbus told his queen he was going to make them Christian and he was going to make the native land belong to Spain . That why I think we should not celebrate Columbus day

  • No,we should not celebrate Columbus day

    Christopher Columbus was slave trader who unleashed the horror of the conquest returned to Spain in glory having discovered the new world but he was not the first to find the west Indies . Columbus also captured other native for use of slaves . Columbus went to the Indies to take everything the natives but they had nothing Columbus told his queen he was going to make them Christian and he was going to make the native land belong to Spain . That why I think we should not celebrate Columbus day

  • No! We Shouldn't Celebrate Columbus Day.

    I think we should not celebrate Columbus Day many reasons. He was a slave trader who heartlessly took men and women away from their families in order to lesson his failure to find a new trade route. He initiated a transatlantic slaves voyage that involved captured people. And those are the reasons we should not celebrate Columbus Day.

  • No We should not celebrate Columbus day

    I think we shouldn't because what he did wasn't right and fair to the native people. An example is in the article titled 'Christopher Columbus:Hero or Villain?' states 'Columbus got lost on his way to look for gold and spices. And when he got to the Americas he did everything he could to get those resources-that meant massacres and torture." Another example of how villainous he was is in a different paragraph it states "he was a despot who kept all profits for him and his brothers."In the same article ,only a few sentences below,says "He was also a cheapskate; after promising a reward to whomever spotted land first on his 1492 voyage, he refused to pay up when sailor Rodrigo de Triane did so, giving the reward to himself because he had seen a "glow" the night before." In that one paragraph it proved he was a cheapskate,liar, and very greedy,so should we really celebrate a holiday after that man? I think not.

  • We Should Not Celebrate Columbus

    We shouldn't celebrate Columbus day for many reasons. In the article "Christopher Columbus: Hero or Villain?" by Alexandra Sanders, Columbus would do anything to gain fame and fortune even if it included mass murder and torture. From the same article it states that when all the Native Americans started to die off he started enslaving the Africans. In the article "The Truth About Columbus" by Christopher Minster it states that he was a heartless slave trader who took men and women away from their families. He kept all profits he made for himself and his brothers. He was also a cheapskate after promising a reward to the first person to see land he kept all the money for himself anyway because the night before he had seen a "glow".

  • I think Christopher Columbus shouldn't be celebrated.

    There are many reasons many reasons why I dislike Columbus day. In Christopher Ministers document "The Truth About Christopher Columbus" it states in the third paragraph that Christopher Columbus made friends with the wealthier Native Americans tribes and enslaved much poorer tribes who didn't have much to offer to him. In the fifth paragraph of the paragraph of the document it states
    that since Columbus wasn't successful in his first voyage to the New World, he enslaved some of the Native Americans to lessen his chances of failure when going back to Spain. Columbus was also untrustworthy and never gave any of his sailors any of the profit but instead kept it all for his brothers and himself.He was also a cheapskate who never paid up. Once while Columbus and his crew were sailing , one of his crew members spotted a light but Columbus never paid up. Instead he gave the money to himself. In Alexandra Sanders's argument document towards Columbus one of the protesters named Desire said she is African American and she didn't like the cruel acts of slavery that Columbus committed. Another protester is Native American and dislikes the way Columbus treated the Native Americans.

  • No I think we should not calibrate Columbus day.

    There are multiple reasons Columbus day should not be calibrated. In the artical ''Hero or Villain ''by Alexandra Sanders , it states that he torchur many native american's and used them as slaves. He also took credit for finding america when the native found it about one hundred years ago

  • We should not have Columbus Day

    In elementary your history books tell you that Columbus was the founder of America and that he was a brave hero who rode the oceans waves to the new world. But then you grow up, and you actually hear the truth. You learn that Columbus had no clue where he was going, that he was a stuck up man that when even if the facts were right in front of his face he still insisted that he was right. You learn and come to realize that Americas so called hero was actually a cold dark selfish man. The whole point of Christophers trip was to find a different route to India going westward, so of course if you are onn a ship for 9 weeks, running out of food, and your crew members are sick and angry the first land yuo spotted would make you happy and over joyed and make you feel that you accomplished your trip. The natives that were on the land happily welcomed Christopher and his crew giving them gifts, food, jewlery, etc. Too bad that they had no clue that he would stab them in the back...Literally. S this is just little of the many reasons why we shouldn't celebrate the person who caused genocide towards the Natives, and made slaves of the rest of them.

  • No,I think we should not celebrate Columbus Day.

    I think we should not celebrate Columbus Day. In paragraph 5 of "The Truth About Columbus" by Christopher Minster he said Columbus was known for many acts of genocide. In paragraph 5 by Christopher Minster it states that Columbus was the cause of suffering for the indigenous people. In paragraph 6 by Christopher Minster it states that Columbus took away the rights of the indigenous people throughout the Americas. In paragraph 7 by Christopher Minster it states Columbus captured natives and made them into slaves. In paragraph 12 by Christopher Minster stated that Columbus was a heartless man who took away men and women from their families and made them work for him. In paragraph 12 by Christopher Columbus it states that Columbus was a cheapskate and untruthful person to his sea mates. In the poem "Columbus" by Joaquin Miller it states sail on , sail on , and on even though men are dying, getting sick, and mad. Even though Columbus did discover the Americas it had already been discovered by the Native Americans that's why they are called Native Americas!

  • We should not celebrate Columbus day

    There is multiple reasons why we shouldn't celebrate Columbus day.For example on the article ''Hero or Villain'' written by ''Alexandra Sanders" she states that Columbus was blame for acts of genocide.Another thing she states is that Columbus wasn't the first person to discover america , why because Columbus got lost on his way to India where he was hoping to find gold an spices ,when he got there he did everything to get those resources that meant massacres and torture which led to %80 of indigenous people and set the tone for African slave trade. So before you celebrate Columbus think about all the bad things he did.


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