The two men are prime examples of surpassing even their own expectations. Christopher Columbus is known to be the one who established America, although his intention was to find a direct water route west from Europe to Asia. He didn 't technically “discover” America, for millions had already inhabited the land. When Columbus returned to the Americas he left his brothers Bartolomeo and Diego to rebuild the Hispaniola settlement, leaving with them crew members and native slaves. Columbus took native slaves of his own when he sailed west to continue his search for gold and treasures.
Then I will go over the nine worlds. Norse mythology is a lesser known but interesting concept. Where it Originated- The religion was never really given a true name, but those who practiced it called it "tradition." Individuals who followed it, even after Christianity, were called "heathens,” which meant "people
Columbus Day is one of the most controversial holidays in America. Columbus Day is celebrated in many of the countries in the Americas for the anniversary of Christopher Columbus’s arrival to the New World on October 12, 1492. He originally set out for sail for India under Kind Ferdinand and Queen Isabella of Spain. He made a total of four voyages between 1492 and 1498 where he explored Caribbean islands and areas of Central and South America. There is no argument that his “discovery” was a turning point in history, however many argue that his accomplishments have been oversimplified and glorified.
He made discoveries in many different fields of science from ocean currents to Meteorology, Franklin always had his feet dipped in science. A question that popped into his mind one day was why the voyage from America to England was so much shorter than the voyage from England to America. “Franklin learned about the Gulf Stream from a Nantucket Captain long engaged in the whaling business.” according to the author of Benjamin Franklin, Edwin Gaustad. English Sea Captains would sail in the current and lose as much as one hundred miles a day. As the postmaster general, Franklin would outline on maps where the current was so that seamen would stop sailing in the current.
"All journeys have secret destinations of which the traveler is unaware." Martin Buber Even though Christopher Columbus Day is an important day in the discovery of the Indigenous people in the Americas by Europeans, Columbus never actually set foot in the United States. Columbus never intended to travel to the Americas; he was unaware of his destination. For this reason, we should not celebrate Columbus Day in the United States. The myth that Columbus discovered a new world has led to Columbus Day promoting an inaccurate telling of the United States ' history.
But Indians generally also recognize that their standards of living must be raised. Without giving up their unique cultural heritage, they have organized into tribal councils to try to help the federal government settle on long-range programs of education, health services, vocational training, resource planning, and financial credit that will assist them to solutions of the problems that have beset them for so many sad decades. From a personnal perspective Christopher Columbus is in no way a hero. All he did was encounter unknown lands while trying to get to Asia. He did not even manage to complete his initial goal of finding a commercially viable route to Asia by traversing the western oceans.
When a genuine Norse coin dating to the early 11th century was found among Native American ruins in Maine in 1957, it seemed to offer an intriguing piece of evidence that Vikings did indeed travel further south than Newfoundland long before the time of Christopher Columbus. And it could be so – but experts have their doubts. The fact that the ‘Maine Penny‘ was the only Norse artifact found at the site seems to indicate that it came to the site through native trade channels from Viking
Every year on October 8 millions of Americans stay home and celebrate the “discovery” of our great nation, but most people are misinformed about Christopher Columbus. Many people believe that Christopher Columbus was the first person to discover North America; however, it is quite the contrary. There were many explorers that came to North America, and also there were permanent settlers that moved to North America during the ice age when the land bridge connecting Asia to North America existed. All things considered, the Columbus Day holiday should not be celebrated in the United States, because Columbus was not the first person to discover America, and he tried to enslave the Native Americans, also, he believed the Native Americans were a barbaric, primitive, and unintelligent race, who were beneath his European standards.
Although Columbus was not the first European explorer to reach the Americas, having been preceded nearly 500 years earlier by Nords under the leadership of Leif Erickson, The lasting contact with European powers initiated by his voyage created greater impact than previous voyages. A number of responses might be utilized to explain the diminished significance of pre-Columbian contact with the Americas, such as that of the Nords. Perhaps one of the most telling responses in the significance of contact is the treatment given to the knowledge of said contact. Knowledge of the Nordic discovery was lost to all but the saga of the Greenlanders and Eirik the Red 's saga. Conversely the widespread knowledge of Columbus ' discovery due to the
Christopher Columbus was a legacy. Even though he didn’t discover America. He wasn’t even the first European to visit the “New World” (America). Columbus was the one who started the exploration and the exploitation of the American continents. Today he was a mixed legacy because he is remembered as a great explorer who transformed the New World, but his actions caused changes that would eventually devastate the native populations that him and his fellow explorers
Chapters 20/21 Even though Christopher Columbus held onto his belief that he had reached the Indies until the day he died, the new continent he had actually reached had been the result of much geographical speculation and exploration by many curious men. “In some ways, these journeys of discovery collectively represent man’s most astounding characteristic: intellectual curiosity (Watson 424).” As Watson points out, we who live in the twenty-first century have nothing to compare to the feats accomplished by those early map makers and courageous adventurers. “The discovery of America was important intellectually for Europeans” yet many drawbacks soon followed as the New World was not as developed as the Old World (Watson 442).The lack of technology,