Monument Dbq

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Monuments are important in keeping history in the present. The viewer experiences the emotions and actions in that specific part of time. Some monuments have awkward locations or the people chosen are unsuitable to represent the time. Any group or agency must consider who the person is and where the monument’s location should be before publically displaying it. In order for a person to become a monument, he or she must do something memorable for a country or state. Although Christopher Columbus was the first European to discover America who seems to be the perfect candidate to be a monument, what he did in America contradicts the purpose of creating a monument for a person (source B). He murdered several Native Americans in order to have the
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