Christopher Columbus


Who is Christopher Columbus? Why is he a villain?

Christopher Columbus was an Italian explorer and navigator born in October of 1451 in Genoa, Italy and died in May of 1506. He wanted to the able to ship southwest to end up in Asia, but ended up finding new land that he thought was Asia. While in American, Columbus set up an trading agreement with the Natives Americans that was called the Columbian Exchange. Many resources were traded from the Old World to the New World and vice versa. Although Christopher Columbus created something so beneficial, it also caused many problems.

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Trading Diseases

In this trading agreement that Columbus created, there were good resources being traded between the two World. But the Old World was trading diseases such as smallpox, measles, and influenza that the Native Americans had no immunity for.
Christopher Columbus: What Really Happened


Once Columbus noticed the gold that the Natives were wearing, he began to wonder if they had more. Columbus was so greedy for large amounts of gold that he wasn't satisfied with the small amounts of gold they returned to him. So he beheaded the three Natives captains.
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Christopher Columbus killed many Native Americans from war, slavery and the mines. He is the main reason for the European invasion of Indian settlement in America.