Was Columbus A Villain?

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Prompt: Was Columbus a hero or not?

Thesis statement: Columbus is a villain because he took gold from indigenous people, he made people kill indigenous people if they did not do what they were asked to do. He also enslaved indigenous people, and tried to claim the discovery of South America even though the indigenous people were there.

Who is Christopher Columbus? Christopher Columbus was an Italian explorer and navigator. He is known for his 1492 'discovery' of the New World of the Americas on board his ship Santa Maria. Columbus promised to explore Asia and bring back gold, spices, and silk to the Spanish crown and spread Christianity to these far parts of the world which he didn't accomplish.
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