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Most people think that Christopher Columbus is this great guy a person that set out to find the new world for everyone to enjoy a man that would never hert anyone Well those people would be wrong The main reason that he went out to explore was to make money for himself The story that we all hear in school would be that he is such a great guy and he discovered America If it werent for him we would not be here He did so much for mankindMost of these things are true he did discover America or did he and there is some contrivesy about this also The question is if he didnt find the New World would someone else have Did he hear about someone getting ready to go out exploring for this New World and just beat him to it There are always two sides to every story the question is what side are you listening to The story by Daniel J Boorstin has this type of meaning to it The story describes how Christopher had done all of these great things That he was out exploring for his mother country that is the story we all hear in school and it also shows a side that we dont hear The one that shows Columbus as this great guy and the other story which I am writing on Columbus the Indians and Human Progress by Howard Zinn shows the opposite side The side that is more two sidedThe story by Daniel J Boorstin has the type of elementary school ring to it By it being the story that you hear most about Columbus If you have heard this story then you know that it is very easy to believe and you have most likely fallen for it People make it sound like he struggled his way across the ocean in a ship that was falling apart But Zinn saysHis voyage was
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