Many people believe that columbus day should not be celebrated because christopher columbus committed atrocities against native americans they argue that it creates a false narrative about the discovery of the americas and contributes to the disenfranchisement of native americans first, and. Abolish columbus day columbus day should be abolished and replaced because of the acts of genocide and the overall sense that columbus was not a great explorer. columbus day should not be celebrated every year, on the second monday in october, the people in the united states celebrate a national holiday in memory of christopher. Should columbus day be abolished as a national holiday to prepare for your involvement in the discussion you must complete research to form your side of the argument and write an essay to support your side.
Nine cities in states across the us have pressed for resolutions to recognize october 12 as indigenous peoples' day rather than columbus day 9 cities abolish. A movement to abolish columbus day and replace it with indigenous peoples day has gained momentum in some parts of the united states, with los angeles in august becoming the biggest city to stop. Recent historical interpretations of christopher columbus' voyages to the new world have created controversy surrounding the national celebration of columbus day you have been invited to join a debate on capitol hill to answer the question, should columbus day be abolished as a national holiday. Bundangbear, whose grandfather is akwesasne mohawk native american indian, argues that columbus day is a celebration of genocide and should be abolished once and for all.
Yes it should be abolished because it is a lie a lie that has been taught to school children for years that should be corrected the native americans deserve to have the day celebrated in their honor or for that matter just give them the credit. Abolish columbus day and its celebration christopher columbus brief bio: kill one person and you are a murderer and you go to prison for life, kill millions and you are a conquering hero that is honored every year. As most of us know -- there is no reason on the planet for the united states to observe at least two of its holidays -- columbus day and thanksgiving. Columbus day should not be celebrated every year, on the second monday in october, the people in the united states celebrate a national holiday in memory of christopher columbus, the one who discovered the new continent. For the past 81 years, americans have celebrated columbus day on the second monday of october that won't change this year, but a growing number of cities are seeking to abolish the traditional.
Should americans celebrate columbus day on october 12, 1492, christopher columbus, a portuguese explorer, landed on an island near cuba, which he named san salvador it was the first time that europeans reached america, marking the beginning of contact between europe and the american continent. Columbus day 2015 will come at the same time it does every year: the second monday in october but many are wondering if this is a holiday we should actually be celebrating schools will close and stores will be holding sales, but when you think about what we're really celebrating, it feels a. If columbus day is abolished, shouldn't thanksgiving be abolished too thekendroshow 10/09/2017 2 comments. The second monday in october is designated in the us as columbus day, commemorating christopher columbus's sighting of the americas and landing in the bahamas on october 12, 1492.
Time to abolish columbus day by which have scrapped columbus day in favor of indigenous peoples day—a day to commemorate the resistance and resilience of. We want to abolish columbus day because we should not honor a person that is unworthy we're students at capital city public charter school, and we want to see this day abolished christopher columbus wasn't the first to discover america. Columbus: hero or villain dbq introduction: you have been invited to join a debate on capital hill to answer the question, should columbus day be abolished as a national holiday.
Does columbus day commemorate a disgraceful man who doesn't deserve this honor or are his achievements deserving of honor and praise what do you think should columbus day be celebrated or abolished. Columbus day celebrates the many cultural, political and economic contributions of italian-americans and should be supported by all americans italian migrants began to arrive in the us in the. Rather than celebrating columbus, the country should spend the day exploring what it can do to help the native american community remedy the extraordinary harm.
Los angeles, california -- city leaders on wednesday voted to abolish columbus day, replacing it with an official holiday of indigenous peoples day los angeles joins a growing list of cities. Rebecca dobbs wrote in her essay why we should abolish columbus day that to suggest that columbus discovered america is to suggest that those who inhabited the americas are nonentities dobbs argues. What are arguments for columbus day being abolished not my personal arguments but the objections to columbus day are several depending on what direction the.