Columbus in Historical Memory

I’m stuck on a History question and need an explanation.

Given what we have learned about the world of the fifteenth and

sixteenth centuries, how might we adjust our appraisal of Columbus’

“Discovery of America”? How does the historical record vs popular

memory shape our understanding? It is reasonable that the United States

of America should build statues of Columbus; name streets and cities and

dedicate a day as a holiday in his honor?

There’s two questions, please answer both. No format is needed because its a discussion question.

The text book is Forging the Modern World, 2nd edition by Carter and Warren.