Christopher Columbus : Hero Or Villain?

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Who was Christopher Columbus? Was he a Hero or Villain? Many people know the story of Columbus finding America, but many don’t know the truth of what happened there. Christopher Columbus. Christopher COlumbus was an Italian explorer who was born in 1451 in Genoa, or now Italy. 1451 Columbus resettle in Spain and remained there for a duration of his life. In 1492, Christopher Columbus stood to gain wealth and power from his voyage, by the negotiation with King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella of Spain. He came with three different ships called: Nina, Pinta, Santa Maria. His goal has been just like the other conquistadors God, Glory, and gold. Christopher Columbus brought back different foods, goods, spices, and jewelry. He also introduced America with different diseases like smallpox, m chickenpox, diphtheria, measles, and whooping cough. These diseases caused many Native Americans, overview of people who have originated in America, to get sick and perish. Christopher Columbus was a silver, a capitalist, and a murderer of millions who embarked on a voyage motivated only by greed, which brought European imperialism to “The New World”. Others think Columbus was a hero. Ronald Reagan said “ put it all together and you might say that Columbus was the inventor of the American dream.” Others think he’s a villain and I agree. He enslaved, raped, and murdered the natives of the countries he sailed to. Christopher Columbus was a villain because of the cruelty and selfishness to the
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