104 men were aboard. after a little over a month of sailing Columbus and several crew men set foot in the present day Bahamas, claiming it was spain. 1493 was Columbus second expedition and explored more of the carribean ocean. Columbus discovered a few interesting things on this voyage, the navidad settlement had been destroyed with every single sailor aboard massacred. he forced labor policy over the native population to explore for gold, thinking it would prove to be profitable.
Christopher Columbus is a man of many dreams and wishes. One of his many wishes turned out to be sailing across the Atlantic Ocean in search of a quicker way to reach India. The only way to get to India by sea was thought to be around Africa, but Columbus felt he could make the trip a lot easier by traveling straight across the Atlantic in search of the west coast and India. Columbus had been in need of money to fund his trip so he sought out Queen Isabella. Isabella did not want to help at first, but Columbus then told her that he would bring in the church.
Christopher Columbus was a renaissance explorer in 1492. he was sent by queen Isabelle and king Ferdinand of Spain to look for a trade route to east Asia What do the word discover and invade actually mean? Well, if one discovers something it means to be the first to find something. Whereas invading means to take/be in a place without permission. Usually violence is involved. Many people would argue that Columbus had discoverd the west Indies this is because most of the historians in the 1400's, which were Europeans therefore they writ biased text glorify their country where by they wanted to avoid any form of negative conspiracy attached to it.
Columbus believed that the earth was in a sphere shape form and was approximately 63 percent its actual size. Although Columbus miscalculated some important factors that would greatly affect his expeditions and many experts disagreed with him, they concurred that he would be able to sail westward from Europe through an interrupted water route. On Columbus’ first voyage to the New World, his plan was first rejected by the king of Portugal to go on a three-ship voyage of
The admiral arrived at Hispaniola to find the first colony destroyed by Native Americans. He founded a new colony nearby, and then sailed off in the summer of 1494 to explore the southern coast of Cuba. After discovering Jamaica he returned to Hispaniola and found the colonists, interested only in finding gold, completely disorderly; his attempts to enforce strict discipline led some to seize vessels and return to Spain to complain of his administration. Leaving his brother Bartholomew in charge at Hispaniola, Columbus also returned to Spain in 1496. On his third expedition, in 1498, Columbus was forced to transport convicts as colonists, because of the bad reports on conditions in Hispaniola and because the novelty of the New World was wearing off.
Many people believe that Columbus Day is not a day to be celebrated. The Americas had a very complex culture with their own laws, oral language, and art. They encouraged individuality, uprightedness, freedom, strength, and generosity. Some places such as the Aztec and Inca Empires were as densely populated as Europe was. When Columbus came onto this continent, he had no right to destroy what was rightfully there before.
He thought he had discovered many spices, though only the chili peppers were new.” (Worlds of History, p.19) When Columbus realized that he had not found the riches he was expected to bring home to the Spanish king and queen, he knew that it was very important to make sure that he portrayed his journey in a pleasing light when he wrote to them (as to not make himself look like a failure). When reading the first hand account of Columbus’s voyage, it is in many ways hard to believe that what Columbus was saying was actually the truth. In no way did he talk about his voyage in a negative manner. He talks about how the Indians treated him and his crews like kings. Instead of making himself look like a failure, I feel that he made himself and the Europeans in general look like very greedy people.
When Columbus had found the Americas in 1492, he did not greet the natives with open arms, like they greeted him, instead Columbus demanded that they show him... ... middle of paper ... ... New World, were more affected by the incoming of the European settlers. Europe did see some changes as well, but not to the extent that the New World saw. Land was reshaped, repopulated by Europeans, and Natives were pushed almost to the point of extinction. In some place, native culture disappeared altogether, leaving beautiful, open, fertile land behind to be claimed by the Europeans, Portuguese and Spanish. Works Cited Abu-Lughod, Janet L. Before European Hegemony: The World System A.D. 1250-1350.
The economics, international waters dispute, effects of climate change, and transfer of specific species to North America waters are all factors that contribute to the Northwest Passage. Since the beginning of time, trade routes and expeditions have shaped the world. First, in 1271 Marco Polo traveled from Venice, Italy on a painfully long journey to China. From a lack of geographical knowledge and mapping in the 13century his expedition was unfortunately un-successful. To add, in 1534 Jacque Cartier set out on a major expedition to find Central Asia, but instead discovered Canada because there was no knowledge of the oceans and countries that might be in the path of different sailing routes.
His motives, such as prosperity by means of exploiting the native population, were immoral, and therefore I cannot accept the idea of celebrating Columbus’ Day as a National Holiday. Columbus is credited with finding the new world, but did he really discover it? In my opinion, it is not possible to discover land that was already there, occupied by native people. When Columbus claimed to be a founder of the new land, he did not take in consideration a very important aspect about the existing civilization, its customs and traditions that were practiced in that area for thousands of years. Blinded by the idea of prosperity, he ignored the moral beliefs and introduced slavery as a compensation of promised numerous amounts of gold to the Spanish sovereigns.