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10-09-2010, 07:17 PM
Frank_The_Tank Frank_The_Tank is offline
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Default Should Christopher Columbus be credited for discovering America?


There is a similar thread in another forum and I thought I'd bring the question up here (I'm bored )

Anyways, why does Christopher Columbus get credit for discovering America? Why not The Vikings, who arrived way before he did, or even the Indians? Even when Columbus arrived, America wasn't known as America then so I don't understand why he should receive credit. Unless he only receives credit because he brought the world as we know it here.

I even forgot about Columbus day coming up... until work mentioned it this morning...

So what do you think are the reasonings why Columbus gets credit and not the others?
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10-09-2010, 07:30 PM
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There is a similar thread in another forum and I thought I'd bring the question up here (I'm bored )

Anyways, why does Christopher Columbus get credit for discovering America? Why not The Vikings, who arrived way before he did, or even the Indians? Even when Columbus arrived, America wasn't known as America then so I don't understand why he should receive credit. Unless he only receives credit because he brought the world as we know it here.

I even forgot about Columbus day coming up... until work mentioned it this morning...

So what do you think are the reasonings why Columbus gets credit and not the others?
I don't understand it either. Amerigo Vespucci discovered America before Christopher Columbus but he doesn't get a day for it. Although he does get "america" named after him but no one recognizes that.
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10-09-2010, 09:20 PM
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I have no idea either, but I'm off from work on Monday and that's good enough for me! LOL
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10-09-2010, 10:42 PM
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I have no idea either, but I'm off from work on Monday and that's good enough for me! LOL
Haha, me too! (being off of work)
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10-10-2010, 07:27 PM
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I read that the Hebrews discovered America in about 1000 B.C.
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