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Celebrated as Hero Not worthy of celebration
Debate Score:6
Total Votes:7
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Should Christopher Columbus be celebrated as a hero

Celebrated as Hero

Side Score: 2

Not worthy of celebration

Side Score: 4
1 point

Ok so the voyages of Columbus under the auspices of the Catholic Monarchs of Spain sent him across the Atlantic Ocean which he accomplished, and in doing so he initiated the Spanish colonisation of the New World and in the process the conquest of the Aztec and Inca empires.

I would suggest that if I were Spanish I might think he was a hero but to my mind he was just a merchant adventurer and seafarer who earned his gold upon the deaths of thousands of native south americans.

Side: Celebrated as Hero

Yeah totally, he definitely wasn't the reason we killed and slaughtered many innocent native americans. NOOOOOO

Side: Celebrated as Hero

Columbus sailed the Atlantic to find India but he found America.Did he succeed in his mission,well i say no.Rather da gama,Marco polo would be celebrated as heroes.Columbus had his share of luck to discover America;one should not follow sb who simply got fame through total luck.

Side: Not worthy of celebration

1492. The teachers told the children that this was when their continent was discovered by human beings. Actually, millions of human beings were already living full and imaginative lives on the continent in 1492. That was simply the year in which sea pirates began to cheat and rob and kill them.

- Kurt Vonnegut 'Breakfast of Champions'

Side: Not worthy of celebration
1 point

Why should he be celebrated? He brought the enslavement, rape, and torture of many native Americans.

Side: Not worthy of celebration

No. He and his brutal crew committed genocide with the Indian population in Haiti.

Side: Not worthy of celebration