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Christopher Columbus has been praised as a great man and a hero in some sorts to us all while in reality he is quite a controversial figure What he accomplished is definitely significant and he should be praised for it but there are those who feel that he should be looked down upon for some of the things that he did while he discovered America My personal opinion is that while I may not agree with some of the things that Columbus did and the way he treated the natives he should still be praised for what he did By saying that I think Columbus should be praised for what he did I am not defending Columbus as a person One thing that he did was stealing gold and silver from the areas he explored To make matters worse the gold and silver that he stole did not benefit the Spanish economy it only made the rich richer and the poor poorer As if that werent bad enough Columbus treated the Native Americans he ran into terribly He enslaved and killed a number of natives and should be denounced for it There is no excuse for the way he treated them However credit should be given where credit is due Columbus made a mistake a rather large one but a mistake nevertheless Although he shouldnt have had such disregard for the natives he did discover the New World and that is quite an accomplishment While some may say that Columbus was not the first one to cross the Atlantic and that the Vikings had done it may years before they are forgetting that when Columbus began colonization in America and without him we would not have these United States that we live in today To quote the historian Paolo Emilio Taviani The Columbian discovery was of greater magnitude than any other discovery or invention in human history Another benefit of Columbus discovery to the
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