Debate on Columbus Day Essay

936 Words May 15th, 2012 4 Pages
To change Columbus Day to no longer be a holiday would be turning a blind eye to a difficult history, yet still turning that eye away from a history with a side to be celebrated. I instead ask of you to celebrate Columbus Day, learn the full history, including the wrong doings of Columbus and his crew, and celebrate the good change brought about by this event that ultimately led to the lifestyle you lead today. If the wrongs of every event in history were to be scrutinized would we have a history left to celebrate? Think of the reasons why we celebrate a moment in history, and then think why we have not excluded that from our celebrations. I believe it is to celebrate the good times and the bad and to never forget why we are here in this …show more content…
I wish I could put more evidence toward the good treatment of the indigenous American people but I cannot, because there was so much mistreatment. Along with the Columbian Exchange other important events and discoveries were made. Many nautical advances were made as a result of Columbus’ journeys being so widely publicized. The way goods were traded and their inspection procedures advanced significantly during this time. It is difficult to say, but the advancement of one culture significantly can be beneficial for all people when applied over a long span of time.
Even good things have come from the celebration of Columbus Day throughout the centuries. The Pledge of Allegiance, which is laced with meaning and patriotism was prepared for a Columbus Day celebration. The District of Columbia was named after this man. Numerous celebrations have happened because of the good this man has accomplished. Not focusing on the negative helps keep pride in ones upbringing and creates a positive environment to learn in.
Why change Columbus Day? I will agree this man is undeserving of the overlook history has put on him because of the great things he accomplished. But if not for him, would there have been another to take his place so soon? Would another more benevolent man come through and accomplished for the European world, what Columbus accomplished? If we look deep and try to analyze the true meaning behind Columbus Day and celebrate the

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