Should We Celebrate Columbus
Day?
By Mr. Vuong
Computer Class
PowerPoint Presentation
www.orst.edu/Dept/philosophy/ ideas/92history.html
Presentation Outline
Who is Christopher Columbus?
Yes, We should celebrate Columbus Day
No, We should not celebrate Columbus
Day
Conclusion
Who was Christopher Columbus?
Genoa, Italy 1451
Discovered America?
Four Voyages
Died May 20, 1506
www.orst.edu/Dept/philosophy/ ideas/92history.html
Yes, We should Celebrate Columbus Day
Civilized World
Ideas and Achievements of Aristotle,
Galileo, Newton
www.classroomtools.com/ frmain.htm
Yes, We should Celebrate Columbus Day
America was inhabited, unused, and
undeveloped
Life was short
No language
Little agriculture
tam.cornell.edu/~basant/ digital.htm
Yes, We should Celebrate Columbus Day
Endless bloody wars
Human sacrifices
www.foutah.com/Sammy2.htm
Yes, We should Celebrate Columbus Day
Dr. Christy Turner, Arizona State
University.
Indians in the Southwest engages in
widespread mass murder and torture.
Humans were butchered the same way as
animals
Yes, We should Celebrate Columbus Day
What Columbus did to the native
Indians were wrong, but can we blame
him?
Was he aware of what he was doing?
Do we take the bad with the good?
No, we should not celebrate Columbus Day
Did he discovered America, no!
Never set foot on American soil
Natives were already here
He discovered nothing
www.aeat.co.uk/corporate/ contact/amrsites.htm
No, we should not celebrate Columbus Day
Jack Weatherford, Anthropologist
1,200 Taino Indians sent to Spain
Parades through the streets of Seville
Sold as slaves in 1495
memory.loc.gov/.../ndlpedu/collections/ person/thinking.html
No, we should not celebrate Columbus Day
Lust for gold
Forced natives to work as slaves
Natives were beaten, raped, tortured and killed
To celebrate Columbus Day is to celebrate a man who is
responsible for destroying countless lives and entire cultures
projects.edtech.sandi.net/.../ genocidewebquest/part1.html
Conclusion
The decision to celebrate or blame Christopher Columbus is
difficult. Should we celebrate him for opening America to the
western civilized world? Or should we condemned him for
beating, raping, and killing of native Indians? The decision is
yours.
www.vusd.k12.ca.us/washington/ decision.html
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