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Essay | Christopher Columbus: Villain or Hero?

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Christopher Columbus: Villain or Hero?

Summary: Examines Christopher Columbus' 1492 exploration and unintentional discovery of America. Discusses if the discovery has been discredited. Describes the consequences of his accidental landing. Argues if Columbus should be viewed as a villain.
In 1492, Christopher Columbus unintentionally discovered America, when he landed in the Caribbean Islands, while looking for a direct sea route to Asia. Despite the fact that Columbus believed he had found a direct sea route to India, he has been called the discoverer of America and hailed as a hero. More recently, however, he has been called a villain, with accusations saying that not only did he not discover America, but also that he was the cause of slavery and oppression in the Americas. These allegations are absurd and lack logical evidence.

Christopher Columbus has been discredited with discovering America, because for thousands of years, Native Americans had thrived on the land he claimed he discovered. There are also claims that the Phoenicians, Jews, Romans, Hoei-shins, Vikings, and the Portuguese landed in America long before Columbus; but these claims have yet to be backed by...

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This section contains 594 words
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