How Did Christopher Columbus Be Celebrated

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In 1492 Columbus sailed the ocean blue looking for new land to settle upon. He stumbled upon the North Americas which was then and still is the most influential discovery of all time. His finding has led to life as we know it today. Even though Columbus was the hero who discovered the new world he is also deemed as a sinister immoral figure that brought plague to North America, and also launched the later global practice of slavery. I believe that Christopher Columbus is deserving of his Holiday because without his actions even though sometimes harsh we wouldn’t have this great Nation. Religious freedom was not a luxury of the average English citizen, and Columbus’s voyage to the new world paved the way for that. In the late 1400’s England had a strict policy on the church and …show more content…
This may not seem like a key piece of information, but during that time period just making it back and forth was an extraordinary accomplishment. The Fact that Columbus was able to make the trip back in forth several times is a reason why he should be celebrated as an extraordinary explorer. The fact that Columbus wasn’t the initial settler who discovered the Americas is a reason why people don’t think Columbus deserves his own holiday. The Native Americans were the first to settle on that land and Columbus just stole the land and claimed it as if it was his that he found and owned. Why should a person deserve glorification for something they didn’t do. It is known that Columbus is the cause of the widespread of disease that plagued both the Native Americans and the settlers. It is said that when Columbus brought over the European animals like cows and pigs that the animals contained diseases that spread and lead to the deaths of many people. Columbus never received blame for the deaths even though they were obviously his

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