Why Is Christopher Columbus Illegal

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British Columbia, Columbia, Colombo, District of Columbia, the Columbia river, and Columbus day are all named after the one and only, Christopher Columbus. Christopher Columbus has many things named after him and is one of the most celebrated and renowned men in America even though his is not American. He was the first person to really explore the Americas and stay to colonize. Without him life as we know it would be exponentially different. We have him to thank for our freedom from Europe. But should we congratulate and celebrate him? He was in fact a war criminal who committed many offences in the name of Spain and making a new world. He raped, pillaged, killed, dismembered, and took on slaves throughout his travels in the Americas. He brought
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