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    On Columbus Day students across the nation will learn how Columbus discovered the New World and about his fantastic travels to the New World. Children will learn poems, stories, songs and rhymes about his travels and about himself as well on this day. When introduced to Columbus as a young student he is portrayed as a respectful gentleman and as a hero, when in reality he is a selfish man who takes advantage of lesser people and schools should be teaching their students about who Columbus really

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    Christopher Columbus, the son of a wool merchant, was born in Genoa in about 1451. (History.com, 2013) When he was still a teenager, he got a job on a merchant ship. Until 1470 Christopher Columbus remained on the see, when French merchant ships that were owned and officered by private individuals using government permission for use in war attacked his ship as it sailed north along the coast of Portuguese. The boat sank, but the young Columbus floating on a scrap of wood from the sunken ship made

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    Columbus, Christopher (Italian Cristoforo Colombo, Spanish Cristóbal Colón) (1451-1506), Italian-Spanish navigator who sailed west across the Atlantic Ocean in search of a route to Asia but achieved fame by making landfall, instead, in the Caribbean Sea. Columbus was born in Genoa, Italy. His father was a weaver, and it is believed that Christopher entered this trade as a young man. Information about the beginning of his seafaring career is uncertain, but the independent city-state of Genoa had a

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    time and again. However, as more information has been unearthed about Columbus, his status as an American hero has been put into question. Not unlike most European explorers, Columbus came across many Native American tribes on his journeys. Since Columbus was under pressure to find new lands and amass large amounts of gold, he and his team of explorers viewed the indigenous people as nothing more than a means to an end. Columbus forced much of the native population to convert to Christianity, as well

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    of America, Christopher Columbus has been heralded in the US and Spain for over five hundred years. As children, we were taught that Columbus was a dreamer. He had far-fetched ideas about the world being round, instead of flat as it was once thought to be. And when someone finally gave him the opportunity to prove his theory, he discovered America and named its inhabitants “Indians”. Just as shocking as finding out that the Tooth Fairy is one of your parents, this version of Columbus couldn’t be

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    Christopher Columbus was the first European to land in America, right? Wrong. It was, in fact, the Viking Leif Erikson. He was born in Iceland to Erik the Red and moved to Greenland during his childhood. Erikson’s first important voyage was to Norway. His most very important voyage, though, was the voyage back to Greenland in which he found North America, but at that time named the place “Vinland.” After founding Vinland, he never returned and remained in Greenland. There is even a holiday named

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    Christopher Columbus was a son of a wool merchant interesting fact he was born in Italy, in about 145. When he was a teenager, he also had a job on a merchant ship , another interesting fact he stayed at sea till 1470. When the French Privateer attacked his ship as it sailed north along the Portuguese coast. Never less Then his boat sank, he was lucky to be able to float back to shore on a scrap of wood, made his way to Lisbon that were he studied mathematics, astronomy, cartography and navigation

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    Christopher Columbus is a mythical hero or in other words, not a true hero. The story of Christopher Columbus is part of the many myths of Western civilization. Also the story of Christopher Columbus represents the power of those that are privileged and in most cases white European men that have written this mythical history. Zinn (2009 exposes the truth about Columbus through eyes of the people who were there when he had arrived which were the Native Indians (p.481). Columbus had kept a personal

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    Christopher Columbus is credited as the audacious voyager who challenged modern thinking and found the land now known as the Americas. Columbus not only discovered new lands, but also opened trade with natives and brought substantial wealth and glory to the major European powers. In addition, his ventures not only enabled the spread of the gospel to pagan peoples, but also set the stage for the emergence of the United States of America. Without Christopher Columbus the United States would not have

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    denounced the tournament committee when it first named as grand marshal Cristobal Colon, a direct descendant of Christopher Columbus. But the actual target of those critics was not simply Colon; it was Western civilization. The politically correct view is that Columbus did not discover America, because people had lived here for thousands of years. Worse yet, it's claimed, the main legacy of Columbus is death and destruction. Pasadena's vice-mayor, Rick Cole, branded Columbus's descendant "a symbol of greed

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