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The "Apostle of the Indians," Las Casas was a Spanish missionary who sailed with Columbus' third expedition. His efforts to protect the native population from slavery and abuse led him to speak on their behalf in the Spanish courts on several occasions.

Colonization Founding Fathers
Trade

Adam SmithJakob FuggerJan de WittPeter MinuitPeter Stuyvesant

Exploration

Ferdinand MagellanFrancisco de CoronadoHenry HudsonHernando de SotoSieur de La Salle

Military

Francis DrakeGeorge WashingtonHernan CortesJohn Paul JonesPaul Revere

Political

Benjamin FranklinPocahontasSimon BolivarThomas JeffersonThomas Paine

Religious

Bartolome de las CasasFather Jean de BrebeufJuan de SepulvedaWilliam BrewsterWilliam Penn