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Topics: Christopher Columbus, Indigenous peoples of the Americas, Europe Pages: 3 (1049 words) Published: December 16, 2012
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 Christopher Columbus brought to the world and they ignore the terrible things he did. On Columbus Day it is appropriate to discuss Christopher Columbus's legacy. Critics seem emboldened on the day we recognize the famous mariner's arrival in the New World. Was Columbus the barbaric sadist his detractors claim? Or was he a great explorer and discoverer?

He was instrumental in opening up the New World to the corruption of Judaic Christian Imperialism.

Christopher Columbus is a Villain Because:
* One of his crew members found the land that is known as the Bahamas, a prize was to be given to the person who found it, so Columbus said he found it and received the prize. * He traded with the natives unfairly and shipped them all to Spain to be slaves. * He exaggerated the amount of gold he found, when really there was very little. * Under his order natives were killed, raped and tortured if they didn't find enough gold. * He tried to convert the natives.

* He is convinced that he "discovered" land that people were already living on. * He literally destroyed a whole population and its culture, religion, and traditions. * The earth was already proven to be round by an Egyptian Greek scientist. * He was...
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