Copyright (c) 2016 by Conditions of Use    Privacy Policy Return to Blogmeister
-- Blogmeister


Who will continue to use their blogs?

by teacher: Rye Alumni
Blog Entries
Columbus Day Debate 06/16/10
Bridges 06/11/10
Roadkill 2010 06/11/10
Higgins 05/26/10
Suprising stocks 05/13/10
Talk'in Trash! 05/12/10
scan - The Castle Corona 04/19/10
Tornado on Wordle 04/02/10
How I got My Dog Baxter 03/19/10
math stock 03/12/10
Show All
Luge 03/09/10
My life as a Celt 02/27/10
My Valentine 02/01/10
MLK 01/27/10
Myth 01/27/10
Fog 01/27/10
My painting 01/15/10
Joe Flood 12/23/09
Sidewalks in Rye 11/30/09
SS Poster 11/10/09
Moon rocks 11/06/09
Math letter 10/26/09
My Space Address 09/09/09



Columbus Day

Should we or should we not


Right now, the US is debating whether we should celebrate Columbus day or not. Of course we should celebrate it if we want to. My family really does not do anything for this holiday except for taking advantage of the no school day and go away for the long weekend. We should celebrate it because we are just celebrating the fact that Columbus ventured to the Caribbean and traded with the natives and started the age of exploration.

Columbus Day should be celebrated for many different ways. He brought over and spread Christianity and lots of Christians would say that was a very good thing because he made them worship a single god and not many gods. He also brought over the horse which for the Native Americans in the great plains is an awesome thing because some living creature that is trainable and fast is good for killing buffalo on. If Columbus had not sailed over, we probably wouldn't have wild horses in the great plains and the southwest. He set sail in 1492 for the Far East of Asia. He was looking for a rout to the exotic spices by going west and not east. He had started the age of exploration and the Colombian exchange. This trade brought over corn and potatoes. Potatoes became a staple crop for the people of Europe.

If you don't want to celebrate it than don't, but we have been celebrating Columbus Day since the 1890's. We can't stop celebrating it now. It is apart of our history and changed the lives of people forever. We celebrate it to remind ourselves of the past history and the stories of explorers. Columbus helped us see the world and it's people. There can be bad things about the finding of the Americas from the Europeans but see it in a good way. He sailed all the way from Spain and sailed for months and risked his life to see the world for the people. Let's keep it that way.

Article posted June 16, 2010 at 07:34 AM • comment • Reads 323 • Return to Blog List
Add a Comment

The computer you are commenting from has an id number. It is!

Your Name:
URL of Your Blog
Your Comment:
Prove that you're a human!
Enter the letters & numbers in the box:

When your comment has been submitted, it will be delivered to the teacher, for approval. When it has been approved, the comment will be added to this author's blog.
Thank you!
Copyright (c) 2016 by Conditions of Use    Privacy Policy Return to Blogmeister