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October 12, 1492... history was about to experience one of its biggest changes ever. Since that day, America was not going to remain calm anymore... Christopher Columbus discovered America, and after that, spanish arrived and started to conquer almost every territory in what we now know as Mexico and Central America. After this event, word of mouth was spread so rapidly among European people that other countries such as Great Britain and Portugal made some trips to the "New Continent" and started to conquer territories in North and South America as well. A new part of history was about to be written. Changes in the languages, religions, beliefs and traditions were happening, and diversity started to make its own path in this newly discovered continent. When I was a little girl, I used to think -why spanish people did this to us?! why did they conquer our territory?- etc. But then when I grew up I realized that I was feeling separated from them, when in fact, they were what we are now! Those people that conquered us are our ancestors, we all are a mixture of races, the result of the mixture of different backgrounds, and this event was the beginning of a new race: the mestizo. This occurrence was the beginning of tha United States of America as we know it nowadays. Immigration is the key word in this country. Without immigration we would never even dreamed about being a world country leader. Without immigration we never would be what we are today. So Columbus Day is a very important date for all of us American continent habitants. This is the date our contemporary story began. This is the day that we will always remember as the day America reborn to become this amazing place with a vast diversity of wonderful people.

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