Today communities that are against celebrating Columbus Day have protested because they want to celebrate Indigenous People’s Day instead. The Indigenous people continue to be affected by their time of slavery with Christopher Columbus or to those that have ancestors. Now communities can get a better understanding of whom Christopher Columbus really is. Columbus Day should be abolished all together because Christopher Columbus did not discover America, he is not the hero everyone thinks he is, and because he tried to get rid of the Indigenous People.
Christopher Columbus was an Italian explorer. He was born in 1451 in the Republic of Genoa that is now Italy. Later in life, he settled down in Spain. Columbus first went to the sea as a teenager, and took part in several trading voyages. He then was trying to sail west across the Atlantic to reach Asia on his first voyage as an adult. Columbus Day is a U.S. holiday that we celebrated first in 1937. The arrival of Columbus in the new world in October 12, 1492. The country began putting together a yearly religious ceremony and parades in his honor. It was President Franklin D. Roosevelt, who declared Columbus Day a national holiday because of the Knights of Columbus, leading the Catholic organizations, persistence.
Christopher Columbus underestimated the world’s size because he landed on a Bahamian Island believing he had reached Asia. On October 12, 1492, his expedition reached Walting Island in the Bahamas. He was exploring