Christopher Columbus Pros And Cons

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5. One early and subsequent motive that drove Columbus to oppress indigenous peoples was money and land. Columbus got Spain to finance an expedition to the lands, the wealth; he expected would be in the Indies and Asia (gold and spices). In exchange for gold and spices, Spain “promised Columbus 10 percent of the profits, governorship over new-found lands, and the fame that would go with a new title: Admiral of the Ocean Sea.” Columbus wanted this fame and money and he forced these indigenous people of these new lands to serve him and bring all the gold to him, and if they did there would be great consequences. “They had no iron, but they wore tiny gold ornaments in their ears. This was to have enormous consequences: it led Columbus to take
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