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The Debate over Christopher Columbus Even after an approximate four hundred and ninty four years after the explorers Christopher Columbus death his voyage to the Americas remains a controversy Columbus is viewed as audacious adventurer that opened up the worlds eyes to the Americason contrary he is also preceived as a symbol of genocide and slavery Furthermoreboth sides of this disputation have persuasive arguments that justify their opinions about Christopher Columbus as to whether or not he should be given reverence or admonishment for his discovering of the Americas There are myriad reasons to explain why Christpher Columbus is considered a man of veneration When Columbus arrived back from the his journey across the Atlantic Ocean to the Americasthe famefortune and glory that he received inspired other European explorers to follow in his footsteps and explore the worldUntil he had made his voyage in 1492 to the Americas the existance of the Americas was not publically acknowledged Therefore he lead Europe out of its ignorance about the geography of world since at that time in history no one knew much about the earths geography since they did not have to technolgy to educate themselves Also another key argument that people who favor Christopher Columbus voyage to the Americas strongly advocate is that he paved a path for settlement in America Around the 1400s Europe was overpopulated and crowded With Columbus discovery of the Americas the Europeans found a place to migrate to inorder to decrase their overpopulation This path of European migration lead to form the the people of the United States of America which is a pivitol reason of why many Americans idolize Columbus as a national hero Moreover his journey to the Americas triumphant because he has paved a path for European migrationopened up Europes eys to the geography of the worldand inspired other Europeans to explore the world In addition not only
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