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  • Good and Evil or Purpose and Nonpurpose

    Columbus Day focuses on the beginning of the Age of Exploration which shaped History as we know it. Whether or not Columbus was good or bad doesn't change the his action of bridging the gap between the New World and the Old. Without Columbus, modern institutions as they are wouldn't exist and Western Civilization would have taken a different turn.

  • Columbus Is Someone Worth Celebrating

    Many may argue that Columbus doesn't deserve to be celebrated and that he is a killer and rapist but what you call home today is because of Columbus. Columbus wasn't the first person to discover America but he was the one who took action and brought our men here and started a trade going. Many people don't have the courage to start something that big. Columbus changed the world. We can at least celebrate him for one day to honor what he has done for us.
    Gabi Evangellisti
    Edens Period 1

  • Yes We Should

    I think Columbus Day should be a holiday because he sparked discoveries for America. Even if he could have treated the natives better. Nobody else would have came over to America unless Columbus. Were they not jealous of the Spanish? Is that not why all the other Europeans went over. Columbus sparked discovery.

  • We should, Except rename it to indigenous peoples day

    Somebody once told me the world is gonna roll me
    I ain't the sharpest tool in the shed
    She was looking kind of dumb with her finger and her thumb
    In the shape of an "L" on her forehead
    Well the years start coming and they don't stop coming
    Fed to the rules and I hit the ground running
    Didn't make sense not to live for fun
    Your brain gets smart but your head gets dumb
    So much to do, So much to see
    So what's wrong with taking the back streets?
    You'll never know if you don't go
    You'll never shine if you don't glow
    Hey now, You're an all-star, Get your game on, Go play
    Hey now, You're a rock star, Get the show on, Get paid
    And all that glitters is gold
    Only shooting stars break the mold
    It's a cool place and they say it gets colder
    You're bundled up now, Wait till you get older
    But the meteor men beg to differ
    Judging by the hole in the satellite picture
    The ice we skate is getting pretty thin
    The water's getting warm so you might as well swim
    My world's on fire, How about yours?
    That's the way I like it and I never get bored
    Hey now, You're an all-star, Get your game on, Go play
    Hey now, You're a rock star, Get the show on, Get paid
    All that glitters is gold
    Only shooting stars break the mold
    Hey now, You're an all-star, Get your game on, Go play
    Hey now, You're a rock star, Get the show, On get paid
    And all that glitters is gold
    Only shooting stars
    Somebody once asked could I spare some change for gas?
    I need to get myself away from this place
    I said yep what a concept
    I could use a little fuel myself
    And we could all use a little change
    Well, The years start coming and they don't stop coming
    Fed to the rules and I hit the ground running
    Didn't make sense not to live for fun
    Your brain gets smart but your head gets dumb
    So much to do, So much to see
    So what's wrong with taking the back streets?
    You'll never know if you don't go (go! )
    You'll never shine if you don't glow
    Hey now, You're an all-star, Get your game on, Go play
    Hey now, You're a rock star, Get the show on, Get paid
    And all that glitters is gold
    Only shooting stars break the mold
    And all that glitters is gold
    Only shooting stars break the mold

  • If It Weren't For Columbus We Wouldn't Be Here Today

    Of course we should celebrate Columbus Day! We live in great country today. Columbus wasn't the first to discover America but he was the first to start an expedition and help us move here. Columbus was brave and started something huge. Something many people would have never done and for that reason i think Columbus deserves not only some honor and pride but just 1 out of 365 days to just be appreciated.
    - Tanya Drozdov
    Period 1

  • He is a hero

    We wouldn't be here today if it wasn't for Columbus. He did what many told him he couldn't. Discover the new world. Yes he made mistakes along the way that he couldn't foresee. Columbus Day will always be a holiday. You can't take away culture and tradition that one man discovered. You can only celebrate it!

  • Bc i say yes

    He is awesome, No matter what the circumstances were, He did it all. He founded the place we live now. So whoever says no can kiss my bootayyy, Okay. So annoying. Just shut up. Like dang man. Yes he was greedy, Yes he killed many, Yes he was cruel, But you gotta do what you gotta do for that shhhmoneyyy babyyyy. Lol.

  • Started it all !!!!!!!

    Yes he may have done some stuff that is bad like being gritty and supporting slave trade, but he was the one that had the idea in the first place, and if he didn't make the voyage and he didn't leave the comfort of home we might not be here in America. Or it would have taken longer and we wouldn't be as advanced as we are today. The would could have been flat for all we know. Just saying....


    Dominic Owens
    Period 1

  • Of course we should celebrate Columbus day!

    Yes we should celebrate Columbus Day.One can think of many "reasons" to stop celebrating any hoiliday - Mother's Day for example was apparently created by the greeting card industry as an example of crass commercialism.
    Columbus Day represents the discovery of North America by western civilization - while we realize that the continent had previously been discovered by Asians (native Americans) and later by the Norse; North America is a continent formed by the sensibilities of western civilization and we merely seek to commemorate the event.Must everything be a point of contention!

  • Yes!

    Yes we should celebrate Columbus Day. He found the land that we now call home. Until his 1492 journey the home of The United States was unfound to the world. He accomplished a great feat and honestly forever changed the world by proving the Earth was not flat. He took a big chance in sailing, people thought he was nuts for trying to prove this.

  • I wrote 5000 words on this guy

    I live in England and I did a very through research on Columbus. Columbus did discover new parts of the world such as parts of South America, however, in many of his letters, Columbus only ever refers to the natives as items of a trade not even has humans, in one account there is someone describing a rape of the natives. Columbus was even responsible for an epidemic of Syphilis which killed many people. Columbus had poor management skills in which on the island of Hispaniola, many of his men were killed due to rebellion from the natives due to mistreatment by his men. Columbus even thought the world was pear shaped. This guy is truly crazy and was driven by the power of greed.

  • Because i said so

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  • An American Hero?

    Christopher Columbus is just plainly not a good man, or sailor. He was terrible to his crew and to the native people of America. His greed and lust for treasure, like all explorers, drove him. American textbooks always make it seem like he was an important man, first to discovery America, first to prove the world isn't flat. For one, by 1492, if you still believed the world was flat, you were considered an idiot. People knew well before the world wasn't flat. The Vikings had already reached America long before Columbus, and to tell you the truth, if he never sailed the ocean blue, someone else would have. Columbus does not deserve a holiday. A weird thing to note, only Christopher Columbus and Martin Luther King Jr. Have American holidays named after them. All others are basic titles, like presidents day, which represents Washington and Lincoln.
    Columbus is basically an overrated American hero people keep trying to make good.

  • No no no

    No. He was a greedy person who didn't treat the Native people as HUMANS, and ordered his men to rape women and set dogs on infants and cut people's hands off. HE WAS TERRIBLE AND COLUMBUC DAY SHOULD NOT BE CELEBRATED. Hilter made an impact; does he get a day of celebration??? I don't think so.

  • I say NO

    Christopher Columbus shouldn't have taken the native americans land ! The Native Americans didn't deserve to be enslaved and be treated the way they did ! Christopher Columbus stole their land , killed them , and worked them to death !! . Columbus faked friendships with the Tiano people just to use them for the land . Columbus did nothing to help the Native Americans . He didn't even discover america the Vikings did but they didn't be gritty they got what they needed and then they left . Columbus didn't do anything but hurt and work those poor native people to the death of them . And he has the nerve THE NERVE !!! To call them Indians without even getting to meet them and finiding out what their real culture is ? WHO IN THEIR RIGHT MIND WOULD STILL WANT TO CELEBRATE COLUMBUS DAY ? Think of it as you were in the poor native peoples shoes ? You wouldn't know how they felt beiing bossed around on their own land something that they found first and he is going to just take it from them and he has the nerve to be called a hero ! Columbus is nothing but a jerk and he doesn't deserve this holiday Columbus day . I rather go to school then celebrate demeaning holiday that nobody should care about .

  • Oops I meant to click yes hahaha sorry

    We all learn how in 1492 Columbus sailed the ocean blue, but what we are failed to be told in 1st grade wearing our paper pilgrim hats is that months after he killed and raped the natives, started slavery, and in fact did not discover America. So what exactly are we celebrating? Although the person behind the name is not exactly worth idolizing, Columbus represents a bigger idea than that. Columbus day represents a spread of culture and the begging of the new world we know today. Columbus's personality does not change the fact the he bridged the gap between two worlds and started a universal culture. His name today represents the beginning of the age of exploration, where ideas flourished and curiosity bloomed. I believe Columbus Day should be celebrated, but it should be renamed to exploration day. So we are more clearly and accurately describing what we are celebrating.

  • He is wierd

    Columbus was a strange many who creepily touched kids and ruined European society Its ridiculous. If I could I would go back and time and Throw him off the santa maria that would show this guy who had the nerve to call people indians when they werent indians he is such a meany and I want him dead

  • I do not think we should celebrate Christopher Columbus.

    I do not think that we should celebrate Christopher Columbus because he was not the first to find the Americas. A viking named Leif Ericson founded the Americas 500 years earlier. Columbus and his gang brought disease to the Americas. Causing death and illness from the small pox disease. Small pox originated from live stock. It made the population decrease tragically because of death.

    But some people think otherwise. This person on debate.Org says, “Many may argue that Columbus doesn't deserve to be celebrated and that he is a killer and rapist but what you call home today is because of Columbus.” Which can be true, but Leif Ericson discovered the Americas 500 years prior, so someone other than Christopher Columbus new there was more than just one land out there. Columbus and his gang did bring the Americas livestock and varieties of vegetables and fruit, but he also brought disease and treated the people wrong.

  • Columbus day must be remembered, But not celebrated.

    Christopher Columbus was a genocide, Enslaver, Rapist and paedophile. He killed and enslaved thousands of endogenous people, Only bringing chaos to the New World. According to historians, “the ugly picture that emerges is of a brutal man, Who massacred the existing population of the islands (the Bahamas) where he first landed, Used girls as young as nine or ten for sex and conducted mass mutilations in his hunt for gold”. In my point of view, Although he is the symbol of the starting of a new era that would progressively integrate the whole world throughout the Columbian Exchange - intercontinental exchange of animals, Crops, Diseases, Etc - (the beginning of globalization), His attitudes do not deserve any kind of admiration and outweigh any good contribution he returned to humanity. We should not be proud of it, But accept and remember the horrible past in which our society was founded considering his unfortunate influence on our history.

    Kasum, E. (2016, October 10). Columbus Day? True legacy: Cruelty and slavery. HuffPost. Retrieved September 23, 2021, From https://www. Huffpost. Com/entry/columbus-day-a-bad-idea_b_742708.

    Wikimedia Foundation. (2021, September 20). Christopher Columbus. Wikipedia. Retrieved September 23, 2021, From https://en. Wikipedia. Org/wiki/Christopher_Columbus.

    Newsclick. (2013, October 14). Christopher Columbus: Genocidal Rapist and a paedophile. NewsClick. Retrieved September 23, 2021, From https://www. Newsclick. In/christopher-columbus-genocidal-rapist-and-paedophile.

  • We should't celebrate Columbus day

    We should not celebrate Columbus day. The arrival of Christopher Columbus put native people at risk of catching all the new diseases, These diseases killed the great majority of native Americans. I know that had a lot of benefit from the exchanges like the new types of products and the advance of the technology but if the people had made that in a different could be possible be less aggressive and kill fewer people


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Columbus says2018-03-06T19:12:48.793
“The columbus day holiday has always been controversial”.Should we celebrate Columbus day? Yes or No. I believe that colobus day should not be celebrated. We all hear the famous saying in “1492 Columbus sailed the ocean blue” but do we truly know whats’s behind that old saying back from elementary days ?Columbus was a mass murder and discovered nothing. First off it’s hard to discover something that was already inhazbitatited by others. The new land he called America he believed he discovered was already full of thousands of Native Americans which he though to believed where eastern Indians ,who he later almost completely annihilated their entire race. Columbus was also one of the factors that initiated the slave trade which led to oppression and slaying of millions of my African ancestors. Columbus allowed thousands and thousand s of Natives to be murdered by disease and torture, there are even some accountings of him cutting the hands off men and making them wear them around their necks as punishment. A man that encouraged enslavement and murder should not be celebrated for something he never did but rather resented and demised for all the pain he caused. Celebrating colobus day is an insult and a slap in the face to all those affected generations and generations later. “It seems only fair that if we are to call ourselves “Americans” we should honor and respect the first peoples of the Americas”(Peter Rothberg oct.11.2010). Though Columbus trading brought about new things to the new world like new crops and animals but at the same time it costed millions of people their lives.
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“The columbus day holiday has always been controversial”.Should we celebrate Columbus day? Yes or No. I believe that colobus day should not be celebrated. We all hear the famous saying in “1492 Columbus sailed the ocean blue” but do we truly know whats’s behind that old saying back from elementary days ?Columbus was a mass murder and discovered nothing. First off it’s hard to discover something that was already inhazbitatited by others. The new land he called America he believed he discovered was already full of thousands of Native Americans which he though to believed where eastern Indians ,who he later almost completely annihilated their entire race. Columbus was also one of the factors that initiated the slave trade which led to oppression and slaying of millions of my African ancestors. Columbus allowed thousands and thousand s of Natives to be murdered by disease and torture, there are even some accountings of him cutting the hands off men and making them wear them around their necks as punishment. A man that encouraged enslavement and murder should not be celebrated for something he never did but rather resented and demised for all the pain he caused. Celebrating colobus day is an insult and a slap in the face to all those affected generations and generations later. “It seems only fair that if we are to call ourselves “Americans” we should honor and respect the first peoples of the Americas”(Peter Rothberg oct.11.2010). Though Columbus trading brought about new things to the new world like new crops and animals but at the same time it costed millions of people their lives.





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Some people may feel like celebrating Columbus day would be the American thing to do.
“Columbus wasn't the first person to discover America but he was the one who took action and brought our men here and started a trade going. Many people don't have the courage to start something that big. Columbus changed the world”(december,15,2014). To justify his actions just because he brought about new trade is sickening considering one of those things being traded were innocent human beings.
“Columbus was setting up the infrastructure that would later become the Transatlantic slave-trade”(Larry Mitchell). Which mean he curved the path for million of african and other darker pigmented people to be enslaved like native Arawak people.


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Spencer21 says2019-08-29T23:22:15.107
Since 1937 the United states has recognized October 14th(Columbus Day) as a federal holiday. The holiday has been controversial since it was officially announced, However, It is more controversial now than ever. Many people claim he was a hero and his discovery was one of the most important things in history, Others claim he was a monster and his acts against the Natives should overshadow his achievements. After looking at the facts, I believe we should celebrate the day Columbus discovered America for what it means for the world, Instead of celebrating Columbus himself. If we were to celebrate the discovery of America rather than Columbus himself, It would not disrespect the thousands who lost their lives to Columbus and his crew. It would instead honor his brave adventure. Many places such as Latin America and Spain and have changed the name from Columbus Day to something like “Day of the indigenous people”. This day would celebrate and honor Native American culture and history while also celebrating Columbus's discovery to the rest of the world. This celebration would mostly include practicing Native American culture and traditions. Hawaii, South Dakota and Alaska already recognize something different in place of Columbus day. Hawaii celebrates Discovery Day, South Dakota celebrates Native Americans’ Day and Indigenous people day is celebrated in Alaska. It would be easy to follow the path that these states took, Not every state has to have the same name for the day, But every state should celebrate a similar idea. This option would provide the most possible satisfaction to the largest amount of people.
danilo.magalhaes says2019-10-27T18:37:56.997
In my personal opinion the Columbus Day don't have to be celebrated because Christopher Columbus wasn’t a hero he slaved and massacred the indians. In my opinion injury should only be for holy dates like christmas, Because it has deeper meanings and the Columbus Day only celebrate his arrival in America. Columbus was not a hero, The america discovery was for a better nation but for economics and monarchical titles. And now speaking of history, Research shows that columbus was`t the first european to arrival the America, The first european was Leif Ericson. Columbus created a moment of tribulation for the americans indians, He killed them and enslaved them and I think this can`t be a commemorative date.
Marlene2 says2020-02-25T16:14:22.643
Me personally I believe that Columbus Day shouldn’t be Celebrated because of the terrible things that he had done to the Native Americans. And also because Christopher Columbus wasn’t the first European to discover America. The first person to discover America was “The Viking, Leif Ericsson probably founded a Norse Village on Newfoundlands some 500 years earlier. ”

There are positive things that Christopher Columbus brought to America such as fruits, Vegetables, And livestock. The livestock like cattle, Sheep, Pigs and horses. Gave them new sources of hides, Wool, And protein. As well as helping them plow and giving them better transportation possibilities. Livestock helped the society because they remade the food supply, Especially pigs because they reproduce very quickly. By them having all those new animals and having plenty of land the Europeans in the Americans rarely faced famine.

But, Christopher Columbus did bring and do a lot of terrible stuff to the Native Americans. First, Christopher Columbus brought diseases such like Smallpox, Influenza, Typhus, Measles, Malaria, Diphtheria, And lastly Whopping Cough. Due to all this diseases they also suffered starvation because there weren’t enough people left to grow crops for the people living. By them not having the good nutrition it made the survivors be more vulnerable to the diseases.

Second, Christopher Columbus wasn’t a good person people claimed him to be. When he had arrived with his men the native people were friendly and peaceful with them. Even Columbus noted in his dairy that the gentle Arawaks were remarkable for their hospitality. “ They offered to share with anyone and when you asked for something, They never said no. ” And Columbus also said that on the day Santa Maira was shipwrecked, The Natives labored for hours to save the crew and cargo. Columbus was so impressed by the hard work of the natives and he took advantage of them and took over their land and made them work brutally in the gold mines. If the Natives didn’t get the amount of gold dust that they were told to get, Columbus crew would cut off their hands and tie them around their necks to show the people that that would happen to them. He made the gentle natives work for hours and hours until they died of exhaustion. Columbus was also selling Native girls into sexual slavery, Girls as young as 9 to 10 were the most desired of his men, Making a lot of money he said that he can easily make more money off a woman then a farm. On his second trip to the New World Columbus brought cannons if any native resisted slavery he would cut off a nose or a ear. He would torture them in many ways having attack dogs tear off their arms and legs while they were alive and burned them alive if they escaped. And if they ran out of meat to feed the dogs they would kill native babies for dog food. Within only two years, 125, 000 natives were dead, Which is half of their population.
Rodneym says2021-01-21T15:20:29.863
Yes we should celebrate Columbus day. There are many reasons we should celebrate Columbus day. In two paragraphs I'll explain why we should without a doubt celebrate Columbus day. If we didn't celebrate Columbus day it would be like we are covering up history. And if you ask me, Covering up history is a big no no.

Though Columbus may have done some bad stuff, That is not a good reason to not celebrate Columbus day. Many good things came from Columbus day. I'll name a couple of things native americans gained, Many different crops, A bunch of different livestock, A couple deadly diseases.

You may be asking why did I include deadly diseases, The reason I did that is because the native americans did gain some deadly diseases. Another thing you may be saying is “Columbus was a bad person” well the native americans gained crops and stuff from the columbus trade.
Rodneym says2021-01-21T15:22:41.353
Yes we should celebrate Columbus day. There are many reasons we should celebrate Columbus day. In two paragraphs I'll explain why we should without a doubt celebrate Columbus day. If we didn't celebrate Columbus day it would be like we are covering up history. And if you ask me, Covering up history is a big no no.

Though Columbus may have done some bad stuff, That is not a good reason to not celebrate Columbus day. Many good things came from Columbus day. I'll name a couple of things native americans gained, Many different crops, A bunch of different livestock, A couple deadly diseases.

You may be asking why did I include deadly diseases, The reason I did that is because the native americans did gain some deadly diseases. Another thing you may be saying is “Columbus was a bad person” well the native americans gained crops and stuff from the columbus trade.

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