In a paragraph or two: Compare the different interpretations of Columbus, what type of legacy did he leave? Review the events that led to his journeying to the New World and give specific examples that support your interpretation. Consider the following questions as you respond:
- Was Columbus a desperate man who would do anything?
- Did he really believe he wanted to spread the doctrine of Christendom?
- Was Columbus just greedy and willing to do whatever it took to accomplish his own agenda?
- Was Columbus lured by gold, wealth, and power?