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Christopher Columbus was born in 1451 in Genoa, Italy and died in 1506. He is the one who discovered the continent of America. He is a navigator, colonizer, and explorer. He had four voyages to accomplish his goal, which was to find the new land that Europeans did not know. Since 1484, he suggested supports for many trips to kings or queens in Spain, England, Portugal, and France but all those plans got rejected. Later, he got supports from Queen Isabella and King Fernando from Spain. Christopher Columbus started to make treaty with them. He suggested to have ten percent of money that he earned, one eighth of all trade was his, and wanted himself to be a governor if the land was colonized by him. Queen Isabella and
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He thought he had gone near Asia and when he found the land he thought it was India, the country with full of flavors. Later, after he passed away, people found out that it was not India. The land that he found was America. However, Christopher Columbus was not the very first one who found the land of America. The ancestors of Native Indians might be the one who found this land for the first time. But, Christopher Columbus still considered as the hero because he was the first one who discovered the land to develop as a present-day country of United States of America. Secondly, he made the trade system. By this trade system, people in Europe could earn corns, beans, vanilla, and chocolate. And people in other land could get wheat, rice, sugar, and coffee. When Europeans was migrating to America, they brought all those food, sugar and so on. However, they also brought some diseases such as small pox, influenza, measles, and so on. Many Indians died by these new diseases. Europeans also faced some diseases when they came to the America at first. They could not avoid the natural illnesses from there so that many Europeans died, too. Therefore, Indians and Europeans traded not only food and goods but also

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