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Why does everyone say Columbus discovered America?

He didn't discover America. It was already inhabited! Everyone says he did but all he really did was go there and use the indians as slaves. He didn't discover America, but why is everyone and all the scientists/teachers saying that he did discover America? All my friends agree with my thoughts but none of the teachers do. He DIDNT discover it! It was ALREADY inhabited so it doesn't count! Shouldn't it be the indians who discovered America? It makes no sense. Can someone please tell me why everyone says Columbus discovered America?

Asked By: Jura - 4/24/2013
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Although Christopher Columbus sailed the ocean blue in 1492, Christopher Columbus Day was not recognized as a national holiday until 1937. This was a time when there were a lot of European immigrants coming to America. The Italian immigrants were not often treated as fairly as the other European immigrants. This is... More
Answered By: Elise - 4/24/2013
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