How Should Columbus be Remembered?

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How Should Columbus be Remembered?

Thesis: Columbus should be remembered in history as the first European explore intellegant enough to discover the Americas, but should also be recognized as the man who influenced other explorers torture, enslave, and kill the innocent native people.

- Painting by John Vanderly- Shows Columbus landing in Guanahani- First explorer from Europe to find the America's - Thought he had gotten to India

- When Native Americans dissobeyed they would be punished- Killed many Native Americans, which was continued after him- Took some back to Spain, as if they were only items and not people

- Navigational tool used during this time period called a sextant- Was a good captain- Kept crew members motivated and made sure the kept sailing on

- Started Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade



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