Christopher Columbus Essay

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Christopher Columbus was born in 1451 at Genoa. Genoa was a seaport that was on the Ligurian sea. His name was Cristoforo Colombo and that was translated into English as Christopher Columbus. Christopher Columbus had two brothers, which he was older than both. Christopher Columbus had little schooling just like most of the people during that age. Genoa was a busy seaport and Christopher Columbus learned much from the sailors. Christopher Columbus’s father was a poor weaver. Christopher Columbus worked with his father for a while, but his heart was set on sailing. (“Christopher Columbus.” The book of knowledge, 2000.)

As soon as Christopher Columbus possibly could he went to sea. Christopher Columbus started with short fishing trips and
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The islands he explored were Cuba and Haiti. Christopher Columbus brought back goods that he found and even some Indians in hope that they would let him return. (Millar, Heater. Spain in the age of exploration. New York: Marshall Cavendish Corporation, 1999.)

Soon after Christopher Columbus returned to Spain, the Spanish realized that Christopher Columbus never made it to Asia and instead that he instead stumbled across the Americas. This discovery would end up bringing Spain large amounts of gold, silver, and emeralds, “The wealth to fuel a nation.” (Millar, Heater. Spain in the age of exploration. New York: Marshall Cavendish Corporation, 1999.) “Columbus marked the beginning of an age of exploration and conquest that would last two centuries and would make Spain, for a time, the richest and most powerful nation on earth.” (Millar, Heater. Spain in the age of exploration. New York: Marshall Cavendish Corporation, 1999.)

Between 1493 and 1504 Christopher Columbus made three more trips to the Americas looking for the great cities of Asia. The first of these trips began on September 25th, 1493, with seventeen ships and 1,300 men. Christopher Columbus got everything he needed for this trip. He had all sorts of animals and supplies to assist the settlement formed in 1492. When they got there they discovered that the settlement was desecrated. So, they started a new

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