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Christopher Columbus: A Controversial Figure In History

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Christopher Columbus is a huge figure in our history that is over blown by our country. I believe different. Columbus is a controversial figure in history because he was not the first to discover America upon the finding of the new land, his men ripped apart native families along with murdering them, and he is celebrated wrongly in the eyes of Americans. “Most historians believe that Columbus was Genoese, but they hesitate to call him “Italian,” partly for the reasons stated above, and partly because Columbus left home early and moved around a lot.”1 Christopher Columbus was a native born Italian man in the height of his youth when his heart began to crave the open sea and travel around the globe. He had heard that one could travel to India,

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