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Christopher Columbus was an Italian explorer, navigator, and colonizer. Born in the Republic of Genoa, under the auspices of the Catholic Monarchs of Spain he completed four voyages across the Atlantic Ocean. Those voyages and his efforts to establish settlements on the island ...

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Christopher Columbus. Discovers America, 1492. Printer Friendly Version >>>. C olumbus led his three ships - the Nina, the Pinta and the Santa Maria - out of the Spanish port of Palos on August 3, 1492. His objective was to sail west until he reached Asia (the Indies) where the riches of gold, pearls and spice awaited.

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The explorer Christopher Columbus made four trips across the Atlantic Ocean from Spain: in 1492, 1493, 1498 and 1502. He was determined to find a direct water route west from Europe to Asia, but he never did. Instead, he accidentally stumbled upon the Americas. Though he did not really “discover” the New ...

www.washingtonpost.com/news/answer-sheet/wp/2013/10/14/christopher-columbus-3-things-you-think-he-did-that-he-didnt

Oct 14, 2013 ... But he didn't reach North America, which, of course, was already inhabited by Native Americans, and he never thought he had found a new continent. You may also remember that it is believed that Norse explorer Leif Erikson reached Canada perhaps 500 years before Columbus was born, and there are ...

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Oct 10, 2016 ... America was really discovered a people known as Pre-Clovis who crossed a land bridge between Asian and America 15000 years ago. ... It is commonly said that "Columbus discovered America. ... There is proof that Europeans visited what is now Canada about 500 years before Columbus set sail.

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Oct 8, 2007 ... It asserts that a Muslim-Chinese eunuch-mariner from the Ming Dynasty discovered America — 71 years before Columbus. Zheng He was a real historical figure, who commanded a huge armada of wooden sailing vessels in the early 15th century. He explored Southeast Asia, India and the east coast of ...

www.biography.com/people/christopher-columbus-9254209

Aug 1, 2017 ... Spanish explorer Christopher Columbus is remembered for his 1492 discovery of the 'New World,' and how his legacy of European colonization is a controversial one. Learn more at Biography.com.

www.thoughtco.com/did-christopher-columbus-discover-america-721581

Feb 13, 2017 ... This is unfortunate, because much of what happened during the 284-year colonial period (1492-1776) has had a profound impact on the U.S. approach to civil rights. Take, for example, the standard elementary school lesson about how Christopher Columbus discovered America in 1492. What are we really ...

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Kids learn about the biography and life of explorer Christopher Columbus. He discovered the Americas for ... Christopher Columbus is the explorer who is credited for discovering America. Of course, there were already ... Columbus spent years trying to convince someone to pay for his voyage. He first tried to get King John II ...