I would follow Amerigo Vespucci because he discovered america.I am
an american and I have always been an american.So when I found out that Christopher Columbus lied about discovering the greatest country ever I was like" that's why he was a bumb of a governor." boo ya.
Explorer Project - Amerigo Vespucci
Amerigo Vespucci was born in Spain on march,9,1451.He was an explorer, his homeland was Italy so he was Italian. Amerigo Vespucci traveled to the Americas (that Christopher Columbus "found") and was sponsored by Spain. He was trying to find a western path to Asia. But when he landed on land ,he realized the land he was on was not Asia as every one said.It was a new continent.So it was named after him.Then Amerigo went back to Spain and but died on February ,22,1521 because of Malaria.
This man discovered america.When I found this out I was like WHAT!!!!!!Crazy didn't Christopher Columbus find america .No, he just took all the credit and was like "I discovered america i'm the best person ever" but someone found Amerigo's research and was like no way Jose, Amerigo Vespucci did so we should name it after him.