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782 wordsColumbus Day Essay Another Columbus Day has past by. And, as with every Columbus Day for the past year, I ask myself Why do we celebrate a man who was a murderer Columbus sparked many a great western ideal. Capitalism, science as a religion, the establishment of a global monoculture, the enslavement of other races, the destruction of the environment, the eradication and abuse of life, and the genocide of Americas indigenous people are just a few of those ideals. If these are the ideals that he s...
Columbus Day As A National Holiday
1,130 wordsColumbus: A Great Discoverer or Villain A national holiday celebrating achievements of an individual reflects a nation's appreciation for that person's deeds. Christopher Columbus's Day is an official national holiday in the United States of America. However, a careful examination of Columbus' expeditions and his methods of settlement in the so-called New World should change the nation's opinion about the necessity of the holiday. In my way of thinking, Columbus' arrival to the Indies has brough...
Knights Of Columbus Help People In Need
779 words"If Christopher Columbus Returned to the 'New World' in the year 2000, what evidence of his discovery would he find?" Christopher Columbus set sail August 3, 1492 in search for a new route to the West Indies. Sailing west from the Canaries, his ship was tossed around by trade winds, which ultimately guided his fleet off course. Due to his new route, Columbus came across land, which we know today as America. When Columbus arrived to the New World, he thought he had reached his required destinatio...
American Hero On Columbus Day
720 wordsThe spirit and values of a nation are reflected in the nation's heroes. Christopher Columbus has been regarded as an American hero since 1792. Every year Columbus Day is held on the second Monday in October to honor the man and his legacy. However, many people debate whether or not Columbus Day should be celebrated. I believe that Columbus Day should be celebrated in the United States because he opened up the New World to Europe, inspired a spirit of exploration and adventure that still lasts to...
Caboto And His Crew
811 wordsGiovanni Caboto, or John Cabot as he is known in English, was born most likely around 1451 in Genoa, Italy. In 1461 he relocated to Venice and eventually became a Venetian citizen on March 28, 1476 after fulfilling the fifteen year residency requirement. As an employee of a mercantile firm, Caboto frequently traveled to the shores of the Mediterranean and Mecca which was a great trading post at the time. As an experienced seamen, Caboto envisioned a great voyage of discovery for himself. In 1484...
442 wordsAn adventurous man named Christopher Columbus has mad many successful voyages, but one is the most important of all time. Columbus was trying to find a short sea route to the Indies. His plan was to sail 2,400 miles west along the latitudes of the Canary Islands, to reach a group of islands near Japan. There the explorer planned to establish a trading city where the products of the East and the West would be exchanged. He had a hard time selling his simple plan. Columbus was equipped with three ...
Celebration Of Columbus Day
244 wordsFive Centuries later, Christopher Columbus remains a mysterious and controversial figure who has been heralded as a visionary genius and a national hero. Others depict the man as a naive entrepenuer and a remorseless imperialist. The fact that Columbus was the man who discoveredopened the Atlantic slave trade and launched one of the greatest waves of genocide known to man should be enough to cease the ironic "celebration" of Columbus Day. Nevertheless, a large number of people still blindly embr...
493 wordsIt is true that Christopher Columbus sailed to the Americas, but does he really deserve his own holiday? Other groups of people deserve credit for reaching North America. People arrived here from Asia over 29,000 years ago. Columbus also made many miscalculations during his journeys. Another major aspect of Columbus' journeys was wiping out the Arawak Indian tribe. All of these points will be mentioned later. Columbus reached the Caribbean on his voyage and found Indians. When he reached San Sal...
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