Why the US celebrates Columbus Day

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  • Vox
    Vox 1 hafta önce

    Correction: At 00:32 we incorrectly say that Columbus never set foot on North American soil. Columbus landed in Central America and the Caribbean which are both regions in North America. We meant to say that Columbus never reached the United States. We regret the error.

  • Gerson Morales
    Gerson Morales 17 saat önce

    Thanks to this man, North American history never would’ve been the same

  • Jorge Vega Curiel
    Jorge Vega Curiel 17 saat önce

    Columbus was from Spain

  • Vinicius Alexandre
    Vinicius Alexandre 19 saat önce

    Gary Cooper was gay?

  • Jacob Neal
    Jacob Neal 1 gün önce

    Isn't it cool how Native American descendants from where the US is are complaining about a conquest in Southern America, it turns me on.

  • 濱田絵
    濱田絵 1 gün önce

    No more Columbus day

  • Silas Bishop
    Silas Bishop 1 gün önce

    Jesus, I thought that "native activist" was GW Bush.

  • Silas Bishop
    Silas Bishop 1 gün önce

    Columbus is a hero to Western Civilization. He opened up the Americas to western settlement. Thank You Columbus!

  • truthbetold459
    truthbetold459 1 gün önce

    Columbus was nothing more than a glorified white terrorist.

  • d.u.g. Drilly
    d.u.g. Drilly 1 gün önce

    dont forget the Malian and the Viking that actally DID make it to 'America' over 100years before Columbus was thought of.

  • Carlos Granadillo
    Carlos Granadillo 1 gün önce

    I’d argue this video is completely accurate.

  • Homer Simpson
    Homer Simpson 1 gün önce

    He brought diversity to a monoracial nation, what a hero.

  • SoulTrial
    SoulTrial 1 gün önce

    I don’t think you mentioned that some Native American tribes joined the explorers to take down the big ones. Like the Aztecs. The Aztecs enslaved people, killed people, and forced other tribes to tax them. Explorers and Native Americans took that empire down and Native Americans have been waring each other for centuries. Do you really think a small group of explorers can beat millions of Native Americans alone? You are making it sound like explorers came and killed a bunch of Peacekeepers. Which is very incorrect, also, if you think that a bunch of half naked men with bows and spears will beat men with guns and horses. Then you are just wrong. Diseases did kill many Native Americans but that was not the explorers intention. They didn’t come to the new world to kill everyone with diseases they came there for land, gold, and raw materials.

  • Kakto Tak
    Kakto Tak 2 gün önce

    Does anybody has any evidence or support for the claim that the conventional wisdom of the Columbus time was that the Earth was round?

  • Chiara Del Rio
    Chiara Del Rio 2 gün önce

    Didn't Fernando what's the one that proved the world was round not Columbus

  • interanaut
    interanaut 2 gün önce

    So what if millions of Indian died?
    Why should we care.?
    Humans are meant to be killed right?
    What about people of iraq, afgan, yaman, Syria?
    US. Is doing the same what columbus did to them.

  • Andres Rodriguez
    Andres Rodriguez 2 gün önce

    I assume a columbus day sale means I can just walk in and take whatever I want

  • Andres Rodriguez
    Andres Rodriguez 2 gün önce

    School on columbus day?






    I just skip and stay home sleeping

  • A FPX
    A FPX 2 gün önce

    If you want a real explanation of Columbus check the channel “knowing better” and not this

  • Texan Bot
    Texan Bot 2 gün önce

    Vox iz gayyyyyyy buttz

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  • Ignacio García
    Ignacio García 2 gün önce

    You should make a video about VOX, the far right party that is becoming more powerful in Spain (that has the same name as your channel)

  • 1503nemanja
    1503nemanja 2 gün önce

    You are intentionally misleading people. Columbus largely was not responsible for the worst offenses committed, and most came after his role was finished. The channel Knowing Better has a good vid about what Columbus was and was not responsible for. So why are natives mad at him, he did not harm them or their ancestors personally and if not him some other European would uncover America and then the same would happen. Especially US Native Americans have no reason to hate him.

    As a non-American I think the best solution is to celebrate both Columbus Day and Native American Day on the same day and let everyone pick what they like and it creates unity since it celebrates both those who were already there and those who came later. Maybe rename it to Reconciliation Day and let everyone celebrate the legacy they like, native or colonial, or ideally both. Anyway I see no reason to hate on Columbus, his supposed vileness is greatly exaggerated and his good sides forgotten, both in case of him personally and what his arrival lead to.

  • José Andreu
    José Andreu 3 gün önce

    You "opressed people" always weeping. Dude, consquest has been cruel throughout the whole world history. It keeps same nowadays, don´t cry about people you never knew (since they are just another conquered peoples in history) and about opression you never experienced. Is that hard to celebrate an event that brought development and joy to the world as it was america's colonization? Yeah it was cruel, but which event in international human contact wasn't ?

  • Nick Jozsa
    Nick Jozsa 3 gün önce

    This video gave me Cancer.

  • DSWynne
    DSWynne 3 gün önce

    The Native American community should have their own "Indigenous People's Day". Why? Trying to rename a day smacks reactionary activism (kind of like how Marxist, Islamists and even Christians have had a history of destroying holidays and cultures). The community should be proactive, in that they should choose a day that has nothing to do with Columbus. Celebrate the different "nations" that exist on the North American continent. And if this day is suppose to be American-centric, then I propose making September 17th as Indigenous People's Day. Why? It was the first treaty signed between the Delaware Indians and the United States government (Treaty of Fort Pitt, 1778). Alternatively, make a day in early November Indigenous People's Day. Why? November is Native American Heritage Month. In other words, promote Amerind Culture and History in a way that enhances the American Experience, not damage it with identity politics. Not necessary.

  • i C
    i C 3 gün önce

    And yet we ignore the similar things the natives did

  • White People
    White People 3 gün önce

    Vox - Form your opinion, then do your research to fit information to that opinion.

  • White People
    White People 3 gün önce

    We do not celebrate Columbus because he discovered the united STATES of America... we celebrate him because he discovered the AMERICAS. (not counting Leif Erikson)

  • Alexis Sarabia
    Alexis Sarabia 4 gün önce

    Nobody celebrates Columbus day, its just a no work day for some people.

  • Shawn
    Shawn 4 gün önce

    If I ever have kids. I’ll teach them REAL history. Not whitewashed glamorized history that waters down the atrocities committed by colonizers AROUND the world

    There’s ZERO purpose to celebrate Columbus Day

  • whitedevilvaz
    whitedevilvaz 5 gün önce

    Columbus nationality is still disputed. It is not certain he was italian. He could have also been portuguese or spanish.