Period One Topical One Pager
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Hoping to reach Asia and gather spices, Columbus and his men came across the New World.
I'll just say it was ME who saw the land first, and not that useless Rodrigo!
He thinks we're just savages to be enslaved!
Believing that they found a shortcut to Asia, the crew began their search.
So this is what India is like...
"They willingly traded everything they owned. ... They were well-built, with good bodies and handsome features. ... They would make fine servants." —Columbus
Welcome to our land. Would you like cotton balls, parrots, or even spears?
Why didn't I think of rape, murder, (and unknowingly spreading disease) sooner?
"This was to have enormous consequences: it led Columbus to take some of them aboard ship as prisoners because he insisted that they guide him to the source of the gold." — Zinn
(Period One was just lovely.)
Well that was nice, right guys?
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