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Should We Continue Celebrating Columbus Day?!?
For Many years the U.S. has been celebrating Columbus Day. The U.S celebrates it on the 2nd Monday in October. Columbus sailed to the new world in 1492. Many people think we shouldn't celebrate it but other people think we should celebrate Columbus day. I think the U.S should keep celebrating Columbus Day. Columbus really showed the America's to Europe so we should keep celebrating it. He is part of the reason America is how it is today.
First we should keep celebrating it because Christopher Columbus helped the natives. He gave them valuable technology. Such as the wheel. Before he came they didn't have the wheel or any other technology. Also before he came the natives weren't able to exploit the natural resources or the world so when Columbus got there he did. People who are against Columbus day day that he just came and took all their riches but before he got there the natives weren't even taking any of them
Second many people believe that we should celebrate the Spanish or Italian heritage instead of Columbus. They think this because the Spanish are the ones that gave him the ships and the money to get there. Without them he wouldn't of made it to the new world. But when you celebrate Columbus day you are also celebrating Italian and Spanish Heritage in the U.S. We are celebrating this because Columbus is and Italian Navigator and he sailed for the Spanish so we are celebrating both of the Heritage's and Columbus. We are celebrating both Spanish and Italian heritage as well as Columbus.
Finally I think we should Celebrate Columbus day is because he brought the Christianity to the natives. Many people believe that Columbus destroyed the natives religion. But if Columbus didn't bring Christianity to the natives then they would of kept doing human sacrifices. Columbus stopped that and had them convert to Christianity. Without Columbus they would still be doing human sacrifices.
I think we should continue to celebrate Columbus Day because we are celebrating Italian and Spanish Heritage, he helped the natives and because he brought Christianity to the natives. Columbus began Colonizing the America's and without him we might not even of been here. Columbus is Part of the reason America is how it is today.
Article posted June 14, 2010 at 08:45 AM •
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