Christopher Columbus Research Paper

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It is know that Christopher Columbus is the one who discovered America first, but surprisingly he is not. There were more people to discover America before him. So why does Christopher take all the credit for discovering America? Columbus takes all the credit because he was the one who opened America to Europe, and he broke the barrier for people to conquer the western side of the world. Besides he also brought disease to America and 90 percent to the population were ill. There is a legend that says that in the sixth century the Irish monks sailed to America, also in the tenth century it is stated that the Vikings explored a place called 'Vinland ' which is now in the Canadian province of Newfoundland. The discovery of America by the Vikings…show more content…
Even though many Vikings preferred fighting and were driven to wealthy life other Vikings preferred a peaceful life that included economy with the surrounding countries. It is mentioned that the Vikings stayed in America for nearly 10 years. There is some evidence like the remains of their house and settlement. As a result of their trading Erikson brought some grapes from Greenland and timber that is why it is called Vinland or in another saying Wine land. Some people say that the Vikings didn’t stay in America because they had some disagreements with the Indians, and the Indians didn’t want them to stay. One of the first experiences with the Indians is when some of the Vikings came by a group of Indians that were having some rest and then killed them. That resulted in initiating a bad relationship between them. Therefore the Vikings felt outnumbered and while the Indians didn’t appreciate their presences they went back to their homeland and only came to North America for trading, and never settled…show more content…
What if they stayed and established a bigger settlement? What if they changed the way people used to farm and transport? When the Europeans came to America or as known discovered America they brought diseases with them and due to these diseases most of the people died and suffered, because they didn’t experience anything like that before and these diseases were new to their immunity systems. Moreover if the Vikings were still in America and the Europeans came to as we say discover America they would probably kill them, because they frequently live to kill so these diseases won 't affect their lives as it did back then. In history it was mentioned that the British were one of the first settlements in America on April26, 1607 when they settled in Jamestown near James River. They were followed by the French, Dutch and Spanish colonization. If we assume that the Vikings were still in America they might stop all these colonization as they would stop the diseases, and that would lead them to able to find gold instead of the British that came. So that would make their wealth and trade extends to a larger point and further than what it was. Therefore their popularity would extend and they would be more mentioned between people in a decent way than they are now. Furthermore the Vikings would stop the French from settling a good relationship with the Indians and they won 't be married to them. In
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