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Christopher Columbus: Hero or Zero?

You decide!

Brandon Thomas

on 15 November 2012

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Transcript of Christopher Columbus: Hero or Zero?

Zero He raped and pillaged
Immediately thought Native Americans as slaves from first sight.
Claimed all credit for being the first to discover America. Zero Not only that, but he also lied time and time again about the gold and resources.
He was not fit to govern, as he was too extreme; too soft or too hard on his crew. Hero
And now I'll contradict myself!
COLUMBUS: HERO OR ZERO? Hero It was only to compete with other countries and search for glory and resources--not a vendetta for the Native Americans.
We don't just give holidays to any old bum on the side of the road! He must've done something right. He was ONE of the first Europeans to land on American soil--if it weren't for his expeditions, we wouldn't be the same.
Slaves were the trend, man! Different time. He wasn't deliberately going out of his way to hurt these people because he was an evil mastermind--it was just the trend of the time! Everyone was doing it. Opinion statement!! (Finally! Am I right?) I for one think he was a Zero. Not only did he terrorize the Native Peoples but he lied to his own country all for fame and wealth, which he gained neither. So stamp a big ol' "L" on his forehead! He deserves it. Citations - www.fordham.edu/halsall/source/columbus1.html - Journal Entries - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christopher_Columbus Columbus Article
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