Columbus Day: Was Columbus A Hero Or Hero?

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Columbus Day is celebrated in recognition of Columbus “discovering” America in 1492. Many consider him a hero for that one reason but don’t acknowledge what he did when he first reached America. I personally believe Columbus is not worthy of being called a hero for various reasons. One of the reasons is that Columbus killed millions of native Americans because of his lust for gold. The native Americans were kind and generous towards Columbus and his men, but he enslaved them and forced them to do his dirty work for him. Another reason is that he enslaved the native Americans and forced them to search for gold. If they did not meet their daily amount of gold their arms were cut off. The Requerimiento shows how Columbus blackmailed the native
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