The theory that the earth was flat and that it was therefore possible to sail off the edge of it was common in the middle ages, but had been discredited by Columbus' time. His first New World journey did help fix one common mistake, however: it proved that the earth was much larger than people had previously thought. Columbus, basing his calculations on incorrect assumptions about the size of the earth, assumed that it would be possible to reach the rich markets of eastern Asia by sailing west. Had he succeeded in finding a new trade route, it would have made him a very wealthy man. Instead he found the Caribbean, then inhabited by cultures with little in the way of gold, silver or trade goods.
1. Should Columbus Day be celebrated in the U.S.? Why or why not? -After taking a quiz, now I kind a doubt and feel shame on why we celebrate Columbus Day but before I make up my mind let’s explore this topic little bit more. Even though Christopher Columbus found this great land which lead all of us to have freedom and liberty with the sea of opportunities in this country but to gain all this, we have done something that would be considered unethical from every point of view as well inhumanity.
The third act gives power to the people to have their legislature appropriate provisions for public houses of worship and to support public religious teachers. The third act also stated that the legislature could command the people to attend the public religious instructions as long as the instruction is not offending to their beliefs. The third act closes by stating that every Christian denomination would be equally protected by law. The Massachusetts Declaration of Rights is a perfect example of religious toleration and it is exactly that: tolerant. The simple fact that the declaration gives power to the legislature to command the people to attend religious teachings is irrefutable evidence that Massachusetts felt that there should be a connection between church and state.
The people in the meeting concluded that the slavery is “both impolitic and unjust.” Hochschild also added that the aftermath of the meeting marks the first time they saw that large number of people in “one country” becomes “outraged” for many years and not in one country but also from other parts of the world. The movement spread immediately, made the slavery trade became the main subject in in London discussions. Many anti-slavery posters and books flooded the country. People wanted to end this slavery. However, it took 50 years to end the slavery in Britain and took also another 25 years of its abolition in the United States.
Church and State: The Establishment Clause in America Today Aaron Porter ENG 122 Dr. Dwight Paulsen August 19, 2013 Church and State: The Establishment Clause in America Today The Founding Fathers worked to establish a free and independent nation. One of the key issues that resulted in the American Revolution is that of Freedom of Religion. The goal of the Framer’s was to establish a society free of government control of religion. The First Amendment to the constitution guarantees that right for all American citizens. While the country was founded on religious beliefs, the separation of church and state is necessary for religious freedom because it leads to better foreign relations, protects the church, and protects democracy.
This is the start of a new world, but it is also a start for a series of genocides and tragic! Many people may think that Columbus is a hero, however, I my opinion, I think Christopher Columbus is not a hero but a villain. It is widely accepted that Christopher Columbus “discovered” America, however, during 1492, millions of Native Americans already live on that giant lands. If America had been discovered by Columbus, how is that possible that there are people living on it? Moreover, it is also widely accepted that Columbus is the “first” one discover the New World.
A deeper look reveals that it may be time to reassess this annual celebration. Most everyone knows why it is that we honor Columbus: He "discovered" America. But this claim only holds water if we don’t count the natives already on American soil at the time. The claim also fails to pass muster in light of research and scholarship that casts doubt on Columbus being the first European to smack into America, and which also suggests that others outside of Europe may have beaten Columbus to the punch. Evidence suggests that Europeans may have made it over to the Americans in the early 15th century (which is to say nothing of Leif Eriksson’s journey in the 11th century).
With primary sources still existing today, it is unknown to me how the myth is still viable. After researching Columbus’ letters to Santangel, my previous view of Columbus has been distorted. With more secondary sources than primary sources in existence, it has come to my attention that Christopher Columbus is also a monetary image meaning that the myth of his heroism exists in the money his exaggerated story can generate today. The film 1492: Conquest of Paradise was released as an epic adventure/drama rather than a biography or something of a similar nature in order to generate a larger audience. Simply put, a charismatic explorer who changed the world following his dreams is a lot more appealing than a story of a greedy
| The Holocaust | The Tragic History of a Genocide | The Holocaust Final Draft The holocaust was an act of genocide carried out by Nazi Germany that took the lives of more than 6 million Jews (Sheehan 4). The exact number of victims is unknown but most of them died between 1939 and 1945, during World War II. What makes the holocaust different from other acts of genocide is not the number of people who died, nor the act itself, but the manner in which it was conceived and carried out (Sheehan 4). It was carried out in a planned and organized way. It was aimed at the total extermination of an entire race of people.
The 1st amendment I chose to do this paper on the first amendment. This amendment alows us to have freedom of religion, freedom of speech, and the freedom of expression. These freedoms were essential to the creating, and upkeeping of the United States. If it were not forthese rights, we could end up having a dictator, or living in complete fear of the government. The freedom of religion is essential in keeping an open mind, and kepping the principles this government as started on.