The Celebration Of Columbus Day

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After some researching, It has become clear that Columbus Day is actually quite controversial in regards to whether or not he should be celebrated. Firstly, one of the main points I noticed was his instigation and condoning of slave trade. While I certainly agree that this was terrible, it is also true that it was a cultural norm at this time. Additionally, even though Columbus wasn’ the first to discover America, he did help bridge the gap between the old and new world which led to the exchange of cultures, products, etc. This was important for the development and spread of the western civilizations. It is likely that without his brave efforts, the world would not be the place it is today. Overall, while it may not be necessary to deem an

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