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Christopher columbus

Christopher Columbus

By Joshua Reed

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Christopher Columbus

Christopher Columbus was born in the year 1451 in Genoa Italy

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Christopher Columbus

Christopher Columbus loved to sail and started sailing when he was 13 years old

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In the 1400’s Europe traded with the Far East, they traded for :

  • Spices

  • Jewels

  • Gold

  • Ivory

  • Pearls

  • Silk

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The trade route was blocked in the 1400’s so explorers were sailing around the tip of Africa to get to the Far East.

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Christopher Columbus wanted to find a way to trade in the far east by traveling west across the Atlantic Ocean.

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In order to do this he tried for many years to convince the King Ferdinand and

Queen Isabella of Spain to pay for the trip

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In order to convince them he promised to gather great riches and spread Christianity to other lands

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In 1492 Christopher Columbus left Spain with 90 men and 3 ships. The Nina, Pinta, and the Santa Maria. Christopher sailed on the Santa Maria

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Christopher Columbus landed and discovered America on October 12, 1492. At first he thought it was the Far East.

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When Christopher returned to Spain this now started more travels and explorers in the Atlantic Ocean

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Christopher Columbus traveled across the Atlantic 4 more times and discovered many lands

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Christopher Columbus Discovered

  • Trinidad

  • South America

  • Dominican Republic

  • Haiti

  • Puerto Rico

  • Jamaica

  • Costa Rica

  • Panama

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Christopher Columbus died May 20, 1506 in Spain.

Christopher columbus did you know
Christopher ColumbusDid you know?

  • That it is a myth that the people believed the world was flat

  • The Atlantic Ocean was known as the Ocean Sea

  • That Christopher Columbus was not the first person to find America, but he was the first to discover and return to America