Christopher Columbus started his first voyage in 1492 and set sail from Spain. He started the voyage in attempt to discover a trade route and gold, but instead found land. When he found this land there was already people there so he wanted to conquer it. Columbus had left men their, continued on his voyage and took native prisoners with him. Columbus, “took possession for Spain and, with impressed natives aboard, discovered other islands in the neighborhood,” where he found more natives who didn’t comply to his rules, so he used force. Columbus was not only just violent to the natives but he also forced them to convert to Christianity. While finding these new lands Columbus kept kidnapping natives and he took back with him to Spain. After receiving praise in Spain for his achievements, Columbus went on a second voyage...
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...s shouldn 't be celebrated. Even though his voyage was the beginning of Western civilization and America’s history, I still don 't think he is worthy enough to have a holiday. All the harm he has caused contradicts the few good things he has done. I believe the day should be celebrating the history, culture, and achievements of the United States. Columbus did take part in those things, but it all wasn’t fully him and he doesn’t define those things. Other people have contributed to the history, culture, and achievements of the United States, but these people aren’t celebrated. I think there is people who have shaped this country into what it is and have done more for this country than Columbus that should be honored. I think Christopher Columbus Day shouldn’t be celebrated for the terrible things he did, also that what America has become wasn’t because of just him.
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