Pros And Cons Of Christopher Columbus

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Liam Porat Mr. Lin 9/24/15 Period: 6 How should Columbus be remembered? In the year of 1492, Christopher Columbus and his three ships, the Santa Maria, the Pinta, and the Nina, set sail in hopes of finding another route to Asia for a possible economic gain. On October 12, 1492, they had found land, which of course they thought to be an island around China, but turned out to be what is now known as the Bahamas. Columbus may have discovered a previously unknown land to the Europeans, but in no way should he be remembered as a hero. He exploited the native land, as well as destroyed their way of living and thriving. A hero is not considered a hero because of his contribution to one organization, but he is known for his contribution to a wide range of people. He was a greedy, selfish, and barbaric man. Therefore, Christopher Columbus is in fact not a hero, because of the way he treated the natives and should be known as a villain for the way he dealt with that culture, and society. There are many different ways to interpret what exactly happened with Christopher Columbus. One person who is a great analyst of all of this is, Bartolome de las Casas, who was a priest, who participate in the conquest of Cuba. Howard Zinn states that Las Casas once reported, “ they suffered and died in the mines and other…show more content…
many people, including, Bartolome de las Casas have gained awareness on this matter and have specifically reported the things they saw. With the evidence, as well as the examples that were provided, it is safe to say that Christopher Columbus and his group were a disgrace, and nobody should think of these people as good people. From now on, we must think of Christopher Columbus as a greedy, and selfish man and must respect the actions of Bartolome de las Casas for his contribution of giving us the ability to gain awareness of this dark
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