Christopher Columbus’ Exploration Whenever thinking back to things that they have learned about history, one person that often stands out to most people would probably be Christopher Columbus. As one of the first people that people are taught about when learning history, Christopher Columbus is very well-known among most people. Even with little knowledge, one could probably at least state that he was the explorer who sailed across the ocean in 1492 and discovered the Americas. However, there is more to Columbus’ story than that.
Christopher Columbus is the most famous explorer because he discovered the americas and made friends with the native americans. And now in the united states we have a columbus day to celebrate him. But what if I said that everything you know about columbus was false. He did not discover the americas first, he treated the native americans extremely poorly and he added no additional knowledge. Columbus’ goal was to spread religion to the natives and make peace with them, but that did not go the way it was supposed to.
The days when a ship navigation officer had to use more difficult tools and ways to plan and navigate a voyage at sea are long gone. Today a ship officer has vast amount of marine navigation equipment which makes his life a lot simpler, thanks to the advancement in technology. Modern day sailors are trained to know the functioning and operation of all modern day navigational equipment. Tools used by early popular sea voyages were very complex and required people of very high intelligence to use the devices. I am going to talk about and compare some of the devices.
As discussed in Columbus’s journal he states that they saw many plants and animals unlike the ones that were back home. From the perspective of a human during this time period, it would have been very different seeing animals that you have never even heard about. The new world was filled with many animals that did not live where Columbus came from, such as cattle or horses. The Europeans from the old world had never seen what animals could do when they were put to work. Let’s take a moment to look at what hard manual labor would be without animals, you would have to plow the field by hand, plant each seed by hand, and then when it was ready you would have to harvest the crop by hand.
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In the book, Columbus: The Four Voyages, a story is told of Columbus on his journey to the New World. Christopher Columbus is one of the most important people known on this planet. Columbus was the founder of the New World. His discovery greatly affected European society. Columbus took 4 voyages to explore the new land.
In the scholarly article Globalization and Christopher Columbus in the Americas written by Elise Bartosik-Vélez discuss two main themes of the Columbus’s globalization of early modern European colonialism and the people of Spanish decent in Latin America. Bartosik-Vélez states that Columbus was part of the globalization process formed by European colonialism. Columbus was labeled as an Italian although he was never able to speak or script the language. He was partner with the royal house in Spain and as well as Europe but was known for the “New World of Spain.” He wanted to be a figure in the empire and one of the ways he was able to link to one was becoming associated with the Roman Empire.
One of the famous Europeans explorer is Christopher Columbus. He born between October 31st 1450 and October 30th 1451, Genoa and died May, 20th 1506. He is one of the pioneer to explore the Americas. Columbus spent nearly thirty years to explore new territories. Most of the region was Americas.
During the time of 1492; 15th century in Spain, Christopher Columbus was preparing for his journey to explore the other side of the world. While exploring in the name of Queen Isabella and King Ferdinand of Spain, Columbus discovered the Americas and claimed the land for Spain (Hakim 78). On top of this, Columbus started an agricultural revolution between the old and new world (in this case Spain and the Americas) (Hakim 82). Spain received new foods while the Americas gained new foods and animals. Columbus, the man, has proven that he should be remembered as negative because of the actions he committed such as enslaving the Taino people, murdering the innocent and claiming land that was not his to claim in the first place.