Christopher Columbus Research Papers

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Christopher Columbus, a Spanish captain who sailed to find new found land for the King and Queen of Spain. Columbus was a unique person in the middle Ages. Columbus was not born into the richest family but he was able to teach himself on how to sail and navigate the sea just by working on boats at a very young age. He was a man that worked very hard to earn the rank of captain of the seas, with this rank he became famous in European and American history and change the meaning of sailing. Christopher was born in the republic of Genoa, Italy on May 20, 1451. His parents’ names were Domenico Colombo and Susanna Fontanarossa. Christopher Columbus had three brothers Bartolomeo, Giovanni Pellegrino, and Giacomo. Columbus also had a sister named…show more content…
During his journey he found an air passage that will help transport goods to the new world, he also found that the trip west took longer than anticipated and Columbus lied on the distance they traveled so the crew does not worry ( eyewitnesstohistory.com). Once Columbus crew found out that he had lied to them he promised them and if they don 't see land in the next two days they will turn back and head home (eyewitnesstohistory.com). That next day Columbus and his crew had spotted land and all of the crew members were anxious to set foot and discover what they have found (eyewitnesstohistory.com). Once they got close to land Columbus knew that he did not find Asia but instead he found the Caribbean islands (eyewitnesstohistory.com). After meeting the locals or the Tainos they encountered that they had gold, silver, pearls, and salves (history.com). Columbus also found out that the Taino were easily able to convert to Christianity, in the mist of all things he wrote in his journal and saying that the natives “would easily be made Christians because it seemed to me that they had no religion” (dairy). Without the despite the locals disapproved his action. In one of his journal entries it said that "Shortly after landing, many of the island 's inhabitants assembled on the beach and Columbus gave those gifts of red hats and beads. The natives reciprocated with gifts of parrots, cotton and other goods. In describing the Taino natives, Columbus wrote: "They go as naked as when their mothers bore them, and so do the women, although I did not see more than one girl. They are very well made, with very handsome bodies, and very good countenances."(Christopher Columbus Discover America, 3). Through this discovery, Columbus thought in
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