Research Paper - Is Christopher Columbus a Hero or Villain

2022 Words Nov 6th, 2010 9 Pages
Christopher Columbus found a new world and jumpstarted an age of exploration like no other. After he found the Americas there was massive colonization, giant trade increases and more resources such as gold and silver were being surfaced. Europeans learned new agricultural techniques from the indigenous people, the Europeans also acquired a large number of new crops to farm such as potatoes, tomatoes, corn and cocoa. With all of the pros that the age of exploration brought to Europeans it is hard for one to imagine that Christopher Columbus could be a villain. Could there possibly be evil behind some of the wonderful discoveries of Christopher Columbus? The problem is exactly what you just read, people only know the good things …show more content…
The reason why the Native Americans were hit so hard by this disease was because their immune systems were not strong enough to protect their bodies from contracting these diseases. When the Europeans landed they brought diseases with them that were completely foreign to the Native Americans immune systems and they were not ready to deal with all of the European diseases and as a result the Native Americans acquired these diseases that they could not prevent or cure.
Christopher Columbus does not judge people upon their skill or personality, Christopher Columbus chooses to judge people based upon whether he likes them or not. Christopher Columbus chose to hire his brothers to look over his settlements while he was away exploring other lands. His brothers were unqualified and were incapable of managing a settlement. Anarchy rose in their colony and the three Columbus brothers were arrested and were sent to jail in Spain. The people you know best in this world are your brothers and if you have the slightest suspicion that they cannot handle the responsibility of managing a colony then somebody other than your should be chosen to lead a colony. Leading a colony in a new world is a huge responsibility and Christopher Columbus trusted his two incompetent brothers with that huge responsibility. When Christopher Columbus chose
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