Did Christopher Columbus Should Not Be Taught In Public Schools?

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Christopher Columbus was born in Genoa, Italy in 1451. Once, he went to go find India, but as a matter of fact, he just crossed the Atlantic Ocean to the Caribbean Islands instead. But, there were Native Americans living there already for thousands of years. Therefore, I believe the theory that Christopher Columbus discovered America should not be taught in public schools because it isn’t true. In my opinion, I believe that the theory that Christopher Columbus discovered America should not be taught in public schools. One reason to prove this is that there were Native Americans already in North America when he came. Referring to the text, “Primary Source: Columbus Meets the Tanios” on page 70, of the book, “The American Nation”, it says, “Columbus recorded his first meeting with the Tanios… people are ingenious and would be very good servants… they would very readily become Christians… very quickly learn such words spoken to them,”. This tells me that Columbus just looked for his benefit by going to America. That’s because he said that the Tainos would be good servants and be Christians. This proves the theory wrong because it really isn’t true. That’s because since Columbus saw the Natives there when he go there, that means there were people who reached before him. The Native Americans reached America thousands of years before Columbus. Therefore, Columbus was definitely not the first person to land in North America.
Another example to prove the theory wrong is that
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