He also changed Spanish history and many other Western European history for generations in a positive impact. He helped transform Europe and it's knowledge of the Old World and beyond. Just because it was an accident doesn't mean it's not important, it was VERY important. It also made a path for building America, because if England hadn't known the New World existed, I don't know where the USA would be. Frankly, many Europeans were very friendly but the problem is people only see the bad. When there is just so much good that came out of this, most importantly for the Europeans (and even Asia and Africa) In the end, we still have Native Americans modern-day. So they are still around, and I don't believe saying 'Native Americans were enslaved' is a good answer. Innocent Europeans were also shot when they stepped onto the Native American's LAND. Just stepping foot! Both sides have many flaws, but it worked out in the ending, resulting in creating many new countries and people.