Christopher Columbus brought back different foods, goods, spices, and jewelry. He also introduced America with different diseases like smallpox, m chickenpox, diphtheria, measles, and whooping cough. These diseases caused many Native Americans, overview of people who have originated in America, to get sick and perish.Columbus came from an Agrarian society where diseases developed because of farming. The people of Spain are used to it so they have more of an immunity to it, where as the Taino’s had never experienced diseases like measles, smallpox, and influenza so their. Who was Christopher Columbus? Was he a Hero or Villain? Washington Mandala Many people know the story of Columbus finding America, but many don’t know the truth of what happened there. Christopher Columbus. Christopher COlumbus was an Italian explorer who was born in 1451 in Genoa, or now Italy. 1451 Columbus resettle in Spain and remained there for a duration of his life. In 1492, Christopher Columbus stood to gain wealth and power from his voyage, by the negotiation with King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella of Spain. He came with three different ships called: Nina, Pinta, Santa Maria. His goal has been just like the other conquistadors God, Glory, and gold.
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Christopher Columbus was a silver, a capitalist, and a murderer of millions who embarked on a voyage motivated only by greed, which brought European imperialism to “The New World”. Others think Columbus was a hero. Ronald Reagan said “ put it all together and you might say that Columbus was the inventor of the American dream.” Washington Mandala Others think he’s a villain and I agree. He enslaved, raped, and murdered the natives of the countries he sailed to. Christopher Columbus was a villain because of the cruelty and selfishness. In elementary school students are taught that Christopher Columbus is some godly hero who discovered that the earth was round and a shorter route to “Asia”. They even have a day dedicated to him. Typically, children are gullible and just believe what they are taught, rather than actually researching and learning the history on their own. As a child one’s brain is not developed enough to possess a sense of moral discernment.
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Also, children are not taught any other version of the story. However, as one grows and matures and learns more about Christopher Columbus, one can see a darker side of him. I, our Lord being pleased, will take hence, at the time of my departure, six natives for your Highnesses.” Christopher had saw them as weaklings and had already made his mind up that he was going to take advantage of them and enslave them. Washington Mandala As soon as Christopher landed in the “New World,” he claimed the territory for Spain, immediately. It seems he failed to realize there were already land occupants among it so how can he claim this for place for Spain, and to make matters worse he decided to enslave the land’s civilization. According to biography.com “The natives were soon forced into slavery, and punished with the loss of a limb or death if they did not collect enough gold (a portion of which Columbus was allowed to keep for himself).” He came to their place of inhabitant claimed it for Spain’s then took advantage of them and enslaved them to find gold. Thus proving how much of a selfish man he was and how much of a villain he actually was rather than the esteemed hero with a holiday we are instilled to believe from a young age. Lastly, he brought many diseases from Spain to the “New World” which has later been proved to be The Bahamas. Columbus came from an Agrarian society where diseases developed because of farming.