Throughout history, Christopher Columbus has been deemed a hero, the man who discovered the Americas. However, as new information has been learned about what the Americas was like before Columbus arrived, what his motivations were, and how he interacted with the natives he met during his explorations; many people are beginning to question whether he was a hero or a villain. You are being asked to take part in this modern historical investigation of Columbus and determine whether or not Christopher Columbus, his men, and his patrons, King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella of Spain are guilty of committing crimes against humanity. Crimes against humanity are defined as the widespread attack, murder, enslavement, or forceful removal of a group of people. Click on the button below to get to resources to help you prepare for the trial of Christopher Columbus.