Comparing Christopher Columbus's Claims Of Columbus And San Salvador

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An Italian explorer responsible for the European discovery of America in 1492. Columbus wanted to sail across the ocean to find Asia and all the riches they had. Columbus never reached Asia because he sailed west across the Atlantic instead of sailing south around Africa and then east. Although Columbus did not ever reach Asia he landed on a small island in the Caribbean. Columbus named that island San Salvador. Columbus like most other men was interested in gold since he didn't find any in San Salvador he explored other islands staking his claims.
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