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Christopher Columbus

  • Date Submitted: 01/28/2010 08:30 AM
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In 1492 Columbus sailed the ocean blue. But should America really celebrate Christopher Columbus? Was he really responsible for finding America or was he just simply lucky? The real question is, should the American people praise a man who had killed many innocent people? Though Columbus Day is celebrated no one   really knows for what reasons. Most Americans just enjoy their day off. Would they celebrate Columbus Day if they really knew the facts?

Christopher Columbus was an explorer funded by the Spanish king and Queen to find other lands, gold, goods, and other beings. As he was sent on his journey he stumbled upon a country in what is know today as America. At this time there on this mysterious land lived the Arawak Indians living in their state of nature with all the freedom and culture they had.

Now as America celebrates this so-called founder, they should look at the facts. Christopher Columbus came to America by a mere accident and as he did he made all the Arawaks slaves to him. He made all of them- and some other slaves he already had upon his ship given to him by the king of Spain- look for gold that he himself could have and gold and goods that he could bring back with him.. Every slave who had in fact found him gold and goods would get a gold coin around their necks, if anyone whom in which did not have a gold coin hanging would be killed because they did not service him. Columbus called this land his and not only did he make the natives of the land his slaves but he also raped the women and he also brought the natives back to his land to sell them as slaves.

Now what are Americans really celebrating him for?   Most people are naïve to Columbus but they really don’t care or question it they just simply get a day off of work or school. It is a representation of an interpretation that passes for an explanation.

Columbus day is celebrated for giving the American people an opportunity to come and live on this land, for...

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