Christopher Columbus Facts

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The history of Christopher Columbus has been a shared piece of history in the education systems. American history books and majority of cultures portray Columbus as a hero. The United States of America honors Christopher with a holiday named Columbus Day, which occurs the second Monday in October. Also, historians divide Columbus’s history in a similar way as Jesus, example: before 1492 known as pre-Columbian. The school textbooks preserve Columbus with a positive life story and don’t include all the negative events that took place. Therefore, the history of Columbus in school textbooks doesn’t teach the true history, they teach us what they want us to believe. Unfortunately, the textbooks leave out tragically events that happened to numerous Native American tribes. Created events that never happened and left out important incidents that effected Native…show more content…
This causes people to lose the true history of events that have happened in the past, which the past is a story of who we are today. For these reasons, educational systems should teach the true history of Columbus to our younger generation, so they are knowledgeable in all the events that took place both positive and negative. Teaching children the truth behind the voyages of Columbus and Europeans may impact them to understand why the world has multiple issues and disagreements. School textbooks state the fact that there was already people living in America when Columbus arrived on land from his voyage, however the main focus is on the discovery of new land and the settlement of Europeans. Nearly, twenty million Natives lived on the land know known as America. On Columbus’s first voyage he was lost and thought he had landed in India, but had come upon the Caribbean Island, land of Indigenous people. His mistake of being lost and thinking he landed in India is how Indigenous people received the name
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