Freedom Is Never More Than One Generation Away From Extinction

1831 WordsOct 25, 20168 Pages
Freedom Ronald Reagan once said, “ Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same.” Many other nations see America as the home for freedom and the best country to be in for freedom purposes, but do they really understand how America gained its freedom? Maybe, but would freedom exist without America? No The America we know today was once a piece of land that many never knew existed. Born in the Republic of Genoa, Italy Christopher Columbus was a talented explorer and a navigator. He participated in many voyages early on before he sat out to discover America. Turned down by the Portuguese, Columbus took his plan to Genoa and also Venice but was not accepted by either (Biography.com Editors). Christopher Columbus, sponsored by King Ferdinand of Spain, discovered the “ New World” in 1492 (Biography.com Editors; History.com Staff; History.com Staff; History.com Staff). Columbus set forth some of the most important developments in human history, little did he know he changed history forever in the new world and old (Forner). Shortly after Columbus discovered the new world Great Britain couldn’t wait to send settlers over there to claim the newly found land and the consequences that followed. As the people from America and Europe began to interact they learned new things from each other and were compelled to interact. Crops new to each
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