Christopher Columbus

By: Lindsie Spencer

Columbus stumbled across America...

Christopher Columbus accidentally discovered America. If he never explored trying to find a water route from Europe to Asia he would never have found America. He did not actually discover America millions of people already settled there. But he found new land for people to live on by coming to America. That's why he is an important person in history because he found new land for us to live on.

Enslaved Indians

Christopher Columbus enslaved Indians for gold. In two years 250,000 Indians on Haiti were dead. Mass suicides, intentional poisonings, and mothers killed their babies to avoid persecution, this all happened all because of Christopher Columbus. He did find land for us to live on but people need to know that he wasn't a great person in general. He did some terrible things and this was only one of them.

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