Christopher Columbus

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Christopher Columbus’s 1492 voyage across the Atlantic impacted the world forever. His endeavor was incredible; the first man to reach what he thought was Asia from the east. A feat that seemed impossible, but he achieved it with great success for himself and his country of Spain. But the people of the Americas that he so inadvertently exposed to the European’s were left in ruins. Christopher Columbus was a plague brought upon innocent people …

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…the new plants and animals of this land, but that of his material wealth for himself and his country. He enslaved, converted, and shattered a peaceful civilization that brought him no harm. His voyage was not a discovery, but a conquest of a weaker civilization. Due to Christopher Columbus’s maltreatment of the natives he encountered in the “new world,” he is no hero but a heartless treasure seeker with a great deal of luck.