Fifth-graders from the Martin Luther King Jr. School of Excellence in Springfield, Massachusetts offer their opinions on the question:
Should Columbus Day still be celebrated?
We should not have Columbus Day. If you do not care about what I am saying, go ahead and celebrate. But remember that he enslaved people that were nice to him.
We should not celebrate Columbus Day because Christopher Columbus did not discover America. Indians were there before him.
Yes, because he discovered America all the way from Spain. He meant to discover India to find stuff to own.
I don’t think we should celebrate Columbus Day. Why should we celebrate someone who does bad things to people only to please someone else to get rewards?
We should celebrate Columbus because there is no school and some students need a break from school.
Alani Isabell Lopez
In my opinion, I think we should not celebrate Columbus Day. Reason #1 He didn’t really discover America. The Native Americans were there first. Reason #2 Columbus was not even looking for America. He was looking for India. So why should he get all the credit for something he did on accident? Reason #3 Columbus lied just to save his own skin. He said Native Americans ate each other because he did not bring back gold!
We should celebrate Columbus Day because to remember Columbus.
St. Augustine Lall
Columbus did not discover America.
No, because Columbus did bad things and if he was still alive we would probably be suffering because of him.
No! Because he’s bad but if other people think he’s a good person then they can celebrate. It’s just an opinion. He’s bad because he used people from America (which was not his country) as his slaves.
I say no because Columbus did a bad thing when he did not find Springfield, Massachusetts and took the Indians for slavery just to get money from the queen and king.
We shouldn’t celebrate Columbus day because he didn’t really discover America. I also think we shouldn’t celebrate Columbus day because he’s not important. He’s just a murderer and claimed something he didn’t discover.
We should not because he took in a lot of people for slaves. After that he killed a lot. He also did not discover America because it was accidental. He got here but he promised the king and queen for 90% of all gold he found because they paid for everything he had. (boats, food, tools) So now that you know all this. You tell me, should or should we not celebrate Columbus Day?
12 thoughts on “Your Turn: Should Columbus Day Still Be Celebrated?”
Aww , look at our old friends sharing out option on Colombus day ! Which i still highly disagree on !
columbus is an idiot who mistook America for the Indies he in enslved people and totured them and fed the native people to his dogs
he didn’t discover america and he torchered many people
In my opinion, I think we should not celebrate Columbus Day. Reason #1 He didn’t really discover America.Reason 2# did a bad thing when he did not find Springfield, Massachusetts and took the Indians for slavery just to get money from the queen and king.
i thing we should not celebrate Columbus day because he didn’t discover america.
I think we should not celebrate Columbus day, because he didn’t nothing good for the native american. he just killed they for get the thing he wanted.i think that the people should not call him “the discover of america”.
I think columbus day should be celebrated because,despite of all his cruelty he did some very good stuff that very utile until today, like the democracy….
I think we should still celebrate Columbus Day. To native people, Columbus was a evil, he killed so many people and salved then work for him. but to global, he discover new continent was great success. Even through he did bad to native people, but he still bring new teconoledge to there and spread new idea, knowledge, and culture. Also connect this contient withe outside world.
jwe should celebrate but he s liying to people is the one who dicover america.
we should celebrate couse is make europe and america. friedly
I agree with Alani Isabell Lopez, because she has a very good base and arguments, and all that she says is true.
why do you think we should celebrate columbus day…..
l think should not be celebrate because Columbus kill many people he was a bad person, although he bring some benefit to america its not sufficient to cover their cruelty