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In 1492 Columbus sailed the ocean blue Thats the one date everyone remembers the date in virtually every school childs history textbook But they leave out pretty much everything about Columbus and his exploration of the New World Its the part many people have yet to learn about For years Columbus has been presented to us as a hero In 1934 President Roosevelt even gave Columbus his own holiday To this day we celebrate his discovery of America What is found in history textbooks now have seemed to show another side of Christopher Columbus a side that they wouldnt dare teach in elementary school Its the rest of Columbus tale of discovery This paper will show you that Christopher Columbus didnt technically discover America and that his actions were much louder than the words we read about in school Third grade seems like such a long time ago yet I remember the Christopher Columbus story like it was nothing It started out with a boy named Christopher Columbus he was born and raised in Genoa Italy He grew up wanting to be an explorer He also grew up believing the earth was round yet no one believed him so the great explorer intended to prove it He was going to find a westward route to India To go on this exploration he needed ships and men and the only one who was willing to provide him with this was Queen Isabella of Spain She provided Columbus with three ships the Nina the Pinta and the Santa Maria He set sail in 1492 and after about two months they had reached land Columbus believed he had reached India He had no idea he had encountered another part of the world He actually ended up in the West Indies the island we today call Haiti Because he thought he was in India when he met the people that already lived there he named them
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