Columbus Day “Should We Celebrate it?”
Columbus Day is the second Monday in October. That second week in October, Columbus Day, was made to celebrate the day that Christopher Columbus sailed the ocean blue and landed on the island of Hispaniola. The overall reason for this essay is that the question of “Should we celebrate Columbus Day in the Americas?”. There is a option for everyone who lives in the Americas, I think that we should not celebrate Columbus day with all these things about his voyages...
He was thought to have landed on the Americas because Hispaniola is right below the Americas even though when he came back he told everyone that he had landed in Asia. Asia was on the other side of the Americas was Asia, so he was wrong about where Asia was and where he landed with his crew. He didn't even set foot on the Americas, even though after his death everyone is saying that he was the one to discover the Americas and brought the British to America. He had no way to ever tell anyone they were wrong about what he discovered, but he didn't know so he couldn't even tell them they were wrong.
“He changed the world forever.” is what everyone says about what it was that Columbus did 400 years ago. Why are we celebrating someone who didn't discover what he is said to discover? Yeah, he did change the world, it started with him he was the first person to sail over that way in the world. It was someone else who actually found the Americas, he landed on the island of Hispaniola. The island of Hispaniola is in the the Cuban islands in between the Americas. From where he landed on the island too, he couldn't even see the land where Florida is in the Americas. He didn't change the world forever, he only started to change the world forever, with the help of other people they changed the world forever.
When he landed there, in Hispaniola, he started with the people there already living at the lands. From there he was trying to get on there good side so they can have the treasure there. He was there and spreading ways to get food easier, learn more, build buildings, culture also not all the things that he started spreading there was sickness that the Europeans are immune to because they have lived with them their whole lives, where as the Americans have not yet experienced these sickness's. With all these things that the English were bringing to the Natives living there, there was a thing that the Natives were giving to them food, culture, buildings, education, sickness and more there was a back and forth of giving things to the others.
Over all the question of this whole essay is to whither or not we should celebrate Columbus Day. With all the things that have been said in this essay I think that we should not celebrate Columbus Day in the United States of America as I said before because Christopher Columbus did not find the Americas, he spread a lot of sickness to the Natives living there, almost killed his whole crew being alone in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, and some more things. He doesn't deserve to have a day because all he did was go out into the Ocean find Hispaniola for Spain and come back there wasn't that much to it.