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  1. Christopher Columbus By Danielle 1/3

  2. Time line of his life 1451 Columbus born between 22 August and 31 October in Genoa, Italy. 1493-1493 he led his second voyage with 17 ships and 1200 sailors. 1465 By the age of 14, he takes to the sea. 1498 On 30 May, Columbus left with six ships from Sanlucar Spain, for his third trip to the New World. 1470 His family moved to Savona and he travelled the seas as a pirate attacking ships belonging to the Moors. 1502 on 11 May Columbus made a fourth voyage nominally in search of the Strait of Malacca to the Indian Ocean. 1492 October 12 his first voyage took place. He led an expedition of three ships in hope to explore a quicker route to Asia. 1506 20 May he died in Valladolid in Spain age 54 from a heart attack.

  3. Firstvoyage Second voyage Fourth voyage Third voyage

  4. RiskTaking Columbus was risk taking every voyage he went on was risk taking on one of his voyages he even swam ashore after his ship was sunk in a battle with pirates off Portugal.

  5. Focus Columbus had focus he was searching for a quick route to Asia and took on four voyages. On his first he took 3 ships on his expedition then his second he took 17 ships and 1200 sailors. Then on his third voyage he took six ships and his fourth voyage he led 4 ships.

  6. Curiosity Columbus was curious to sail the high seas and search for what he called the New world and also find a quick route to Asia. When he landed on a small island in the Caribbean sea and that was when he was sure he was close to Asia on his first voyage.

  7. Conviction Columbus believed he had found a quicker route to India. He then left little groups of Spanish people in America. That’s why though out America some people speak Spanish.

  8. Perseverance Christopher Columbus didn’t give up even after his ship was sunk in a battle with pirates off Portugal in 1476. He didn’t give up because he wanted to be famous and known in history and for his country to be proud of him.

  9. Resilience Columbus was resilience he had the ability to recover after his tough times sailing the seas and still believe on leading his voyages around the world.

  10. Creativity Columbus was creative. He actually landed on a small island in the Bahamas which he called San Salvador. Columbus thought he had landed on the spice island near India. This is why he named the people he met Indians.

  11. Independence Columbus was arrested on his third voyage because he found his people were short of food and ready to rebel. He was soon caught and sent home in chains.

  12. Preparedness Columbus was prepared on his second voyage because he took 17 ships and 1200 sailors in case something happened to them like death or one of the ships sink he would then know he has his others. This showed preparedness.

  13. True Journal Entry On 5 December 1502, For nine days I was as one lost, without hope of life. Eyes never beheld the sea so angry, so high, so covered with foam. The wind not only prevented our progress, but offered no opportunity to run behind any headland for shelter; hence we were forced to keep out in this bloody ocean, seething like a pot on a hot fire. Never did the sky look more terrible; for one whole day and night it blazed like a furnace, and the lightning broke with such violence that each time I wondered if it had carried off my spars and sails; the flashes came with such fury and frightfulness that we all thought that the ship would be blasted. All this time the water never ceased to fall from the sky; I do not say it rained, for it was like another deluge. The men were so worn out that they longed for death to end their dreadful suffering.

  14. Land was sighted at 2am on 12 October by a sailor named Rodrigo de Triana aboard Pinta. I named the island San Salvador, but the natives called it Guanahani. On this first voyage, I also explored the northeast coast of Cuba where we landed on 28 October. Martín Alonso Pinzón, captain of the Pinta, left the other two ships without permission and sailed on his own in search of an island called "Babeque," where he had been told by his native guides that there was much gold. I continued with the Santa Maria and Niña eastward, and arrived at Hispaniola on December 5. Here, the Santa Maria ran aground on Christmas morning 1492 and had to be abandoned. Diary Entry 3 August, 1492 I’m sailing in Santa Maria across the sea searching for a new world a place no ones been before. I started a voyage of three ships and several sailors to help me also find a quicker route to Asia. I first sailed to the Canary Islands, owned by Castile, where my men made repairs on the ships. We were delayed there for four weeks by calm winds. We then left the island of Gomera on September 6, 1492, but light winds again left me within sight of the western island of Hierro until September 8. I then started what turned out to be a five week voyage across the ocean.