Compare And Contrast Christopher Columbus And Charles Lindbergh

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Christopher Columbus and Charles Lindbergh were both one of the most significant historical explorers. Like any other ordinary person both of them had goals they wanted to accomplish in life. Christopher Columbus was an Italian explorer who was known to have discovered in the Americas the "New World". Columbus was born on October 31, 1451 in Genoa, Italy ("Christopher Columbus Biography." The Website. A&E Television Networks, n.d. Web. 26 Oct. 2015). Charles Lindbergh was born on February 4, 1902 in Detroit, Michigan. Lindbergh was the first to create a solo transatlantic airplane flight in 1927 ("Charles Lindbergh Biography." A&E Networks Television, n.d. Web. 26 Oct. 2015).
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Christopher Columbus and Charles Lindbergh both had the correct skills that helped them reach their desire. Columbus had navigational skills that helped him throughout his first voyage. Charles Lindbergh had flying skills, which was perfect for his goal. Columbus with his navigational skills helped him sail in the direction he wanted to. His desire to discover new lands made him get better and better on his navigational skills. Marco Polo had also inspired Columbus to discover new lands, since Polo himself traveled to far locations also. ("Christopher Columbus." Facts & Biography. N.p., n.d. Web. 27 Oct. 2015.) Charles Lindbergh had attended a U.S. Army flying school like I had previously mentioned. Lindbergh was trained and licensed for flying pilots and that helped him fly across from New York to Paris non stop. ("Charles Lindbergh- The Lone Eagle." Stephen Sherman, Jan. 2001. Web. 26 Oct. 2015.) Eventually, both Christopher Columbus and Charles Lindbergh used their skills to try to complete their …show more content…

In 400 years anything can happen, new things could have been discovered or many things could have been advanced. For example, back in the early 1900s it took the Wright brothers about 7 years to completely build their first airplane. ("The Wright Brothers Inventing a Flying Machine." The Wright Brothers Inventing a Flying Machine. N.p., n.d. Web. 28 Oct. 2015.) Now, it takes about 80 days just to build an airplane. Luckily, now technology has improved that helps them build things faster and safer. ("How Long Does It Take to Build a Boeing 777? - Airlinereporter." AirlineReporter. N.p., 14 Jan. 2012. Web. 28 Oct. 2015.) Christopher Columbus men believed in a sea monster back then and people now only think of sharks and the other sea creatures in the Sea. Christopher himself did not believe in sea monsters. They also believed if they sailed near the edge their bkat would fall. Columbus and his men thought this because they believed the world was flat. ("Cedarville University | A Top Midwest Christian College in Ohio." Christopher Columbus. N.p., n.d. Web. 28 Oct. 2015.) Luckily, now people have done great researches with advanced technology that answer some doubts we have of the world now and years

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