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Primary and Secondary Sources essay

Primary and Secondary Sources essay - Rachel Romm Ms Dolan...

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Rachel Romm Ms. Dolan U.S. History I AP 15 September 2008 Primary and Secondary Sources Part II Since 1492, there have always been arguments about weather or not Christopher Columbus was a hero. In many ways, Columbus was a courageous sailor who set out on a vague mission and found the Americas. However, many other theories claim that Columbus was a cruel and egocentric man who took advantage of the companionate natives whom worshiped the Europeans. The world may never know Columbus’s true intent. Numerous people think Columbus a hero for sailing through the unknown and being the first American. Columbus questioned everything that 15 th century Europe believed in and came up with a theory that by sailing thought the Atlantic, he would reach the West Indies. However, the most compelling part was that Columbus actually set sail to see if his calculations were correct. He was his own Guinea Pig. Henry Bamford Parkes states that only Columbus dared to test the Atlantic route,
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