The Success Of Christopher Columbus As A Philosopher

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Christopher Columbus Christopher Columbus was an explorer, navigator, and colonizer. He was born around 1451 in Genoa, Italy. He was the son of a wool merchant. As a young man, he studied astronomy, geography, and history. As a teenager, Columbus went to sea participating in several trading voyages. Once he grew up, he went of four voyages himself that opened the way for European exploration, exploitation, and colonization of the Americas. He made his voyages under the sponsorship of King Ferdinand II and Queen Isabella I. He was given three main ships; the Santa Maria, the Pinta, and the Niña. After he got old and discovered a few things, he died on May 20, 1506. In some ways Christopher Columbus was a success. Here are some examples. His first voyage, that took place in 1492, Columbus set out on a voyage that most people thought was foolish. His bravery and sheer will allowed him to claim new land for Spain, which would be made into colonies adding to Spain’s wealth. This was a success because he did something most people wouldn’t dare to do and in the process he claimed new land for Spain. During his second voyage, that took place in 1493, he discovered some islands including Jamaica. He set up the colony of Hispaniola. This was a success because he discovered even more land and islands. During his third voyage, which took place in 1498, Columbus discovered South America. Most of South America became Spain’s largest colony. This was a success because he discovered more land that became Spain’s largest colony. Another one of Coulomb's’ success’ was that on his fourth voyage, which took place in 1502, he arrived at Panama. They found some gold there and set up a trading post. He was originally planning to go to Asia, which peo... ... middle of paper ... ...ing to go explore the rest of the world. Not many people would take such a risk but he was confident and adventurous about the things he was wishing to accomplish. Although I think Christopher Columbus was successful in a lot of things he did, I don’t think all of the things he did were good. Despite the fact that I think he was a successful man, I don’t think Columbus should be celebrated. I believe he should be condemned because the things he did weren’t that important to the United States of America. First, he didn’t actually discover America; there were other natives living there way before him. Secondly, some of the things he did to the natives were cruel and unacceptable. And thirdly, there were a lot more important people than Columbus that did greater things and they aren’t celebrated. I don’t think Columbus should have his own special day that we celebrate.

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