Christopher Columbus : American History

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Petros Koumis
Bruce T. Delfin
American History I
1/18/2015

Christopher Columbus There are many explorers who have influence history, however, there are few who have a major role on the establishment of certain countries. Christopher Columbus is one who changed the perception of the American continents for the European countries. Through his four significant voyages he not only discovered new landmasses, but he also initiated Spanish colonization and he had a major role on the establishment of new societies. However, his work was not easy to accomplish. Christopher Columbus faced a lot of struggle to get the support of the Spanish and Portuguese governments, which were great empires at the time. When he finally succeeded in getting a grant, which funded his travel, he began his travel to discover Asia for its spices and condiments. However, he ended up discovering America. Even though he was not the first to discover America, Christopher Columbus was the one who open the gateway between Europe and America and paved the way for the exploration and conquest of America by the Europeans (Christopher Columbus Biography 1).
A strained relationship with the Spanish crown, worked to his disadvantage and he was divested of the Governorship of the island of Hispaniola, which he discovered himself. Christopher’s Columbus life was a historical journey, which reflected his adventurous and righteous personality, and earned him a permanent place in the annals of explorations (Christopher
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