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1 Should We Celebrate Columbus Day? By Mr. Vuong Computer Class PowerPoint Presentation ideas/92history.html

2 Presentation Outline Who is Christopher Columbus? Yes, We should celebrate Columbus Day No, We should not celebrate Columbus Day Conclusion

3 Who was Christopher Columbus? Genoa, Italy 1451 Discovered America? Four Voyages Died May 20, ideas/92history.html

4 Yes, We should Celebrate Columbus Day Civilized World Ideas and Achievements of Aristotle, Galileo, Newton frmain.htm

5 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

6 Yes, We should Celebrate Columbus Day Endless bloody wars Human sacrifices

7 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

8 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?

9 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 contact/amrsites.htm

10 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

11 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

12 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. decision.html


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