During the 15th and the 16th centuries, there were many European explores hoping to find wealth and undiscovered vast lands. Technological advances in the modern day time have greatly changed our world since the voyage of Christopher Columbus. The explorer Christopher Columbus made four trips across the Atlantic Ocean from Spain during the 1400’s and 1500’s. He was determined to find a direct water route west from Europe to Asia, but he never did. Instead, he accidentally stumbled upon the Americas. If Christopher Columbus had just some of the technology we have today in 2016, how might this have changed his planning and carrying out of his voyage?
Columbus was both a navigator and explorer, born in Genoa, Italy in 1451. He grew up as the son of a middle class weaver and as a teenager he first took an interest in seafaring life. As a young boy, he attended trading voyages between the Mediterranean and Aegean Seas. His first expedition to the Atlantic Ocean in 1476 was almost fatal. French privateers attacked the commercial fleet Columbus was traveling with and his ship burned down, leaving him to swim for his life. He washed up on a Portuguese shore and found his way to Lisbon. He furnished himself a niche there but eventually moved to Spain. He started his journies to gain information about the Atlantic currents and continued to seek faster trade routes across world
Christopher Columbus, an experienced seafarer, left landmark achievements in various destinations he set foot in. He made four trips across the Atlantic Ocean from Spain and he mistakenly thought there was a quicker route to Asia. It turned out he landed on two unknown continents (Jane, pg.6). In the event of making journeys, he accidentally came across to natives where he taught the spirit of exploration injecting a great deal in America's global economy. The journey started at the beginning of different acts like colonization.
First I’m going to talk about who Christopher Columbus is. Christopher was an explorer, navigator, and colonizer who initiated the Spanish colonization of the new world. Christopher made lots of trips from the Atlantic Ocean to Spain. He was committed on to finding a direct water route west from Europe to Asia but never did. Instead of finding a direct water route he accidently stumbled upon the Americas. Christopher didn’t find a new world because millions of people already
Many children in school have been taught that Christopher Columbus found America and that he was a hero when in reality he was a savage. There have been many important people in our history from scientists, mathematicians, and explorers and Christopher Columbus was one of them. He has always been known as one of the first and greatest explorers that discovered North America even though he never set foot on the North America continent. He rose from a small family to have great prestige and wealth.
Christopher Columbus is an internationally celebrated explorer, due to his voyages to Central America during the Age of Discovery, a period between 15th and 16th centuries where explorers would be supported by countries to claim land. Columbus was an Italian explorer, on a conquest for gold and riches, who was sponsored by the monarchs of Spain, Ferdinand of Aragon and Isabella of Castile, to travel to Southern Asia. Columbus proposed the idea of traveling from East to West, rather than traveling along the borders of countries and continents, such as Africa and Asia, to Eastern countries for gold, spices, and other riches. When Columbus succeeded in making land fall, he thought he landed in Southern Asia, but rather he landed in
Whether you believe it or not, what you do has the power to affect change. Take Christopher Columbus for example even though no one had done it before and no one really believed in him he didn’t give up, and without him America may have never became what we know it as today.
Christopher Columbus, perhaps the most well-known explorer from Italy, made several voyages in his lifetime, but his most famous excursion was in the New World in the Americas. In 1492 there was not much advanced technology available to Columbus and his men, so they relied on maps, magnetic compasses, and even celestial navigation. Since 1492, technology has evolved and progressed tremendously and rapidly. Columbus’ voyage would have been altogether simpler if he was exposed to just some of the technology that society has access to today. Since technology is used for all aspects of life, including communication, directions, and machinery, Columbus’ voyage could have been easier planned and carried out if he was able to use the technology advancements of today. Technology would have impacted the length of the voyage, his communications with Spain, and he could have also explored more of the world.
Christopher Columbus made four trips across the Atlantic Ocean from Spain. He was determined to find a direct trade route west from Europe to Asia, but he never did. Instead, he accidentally stumbled upon the Americas. Columbus was so sure that America was what he set out to look for that he named the natives Indians.
Christopher Columbus known today as an infamous explorer begged many times for a journey to the East Indies, and was turned down for ships. Finally the Spanish queen had given three ships to sail for the journey, after Columbus said he was going to Italy for assistance. Later in the year 1492, Columbus sailed to the East Indies only to land in the island of Hispaniola, in America. This voyage involved three small ships, the Pinzon, the Nina, and the Santa Maria commanded by Columbus himself. All ships had left Spain, on August,3,1492 and arrived in Hispaniola months later on December, 3,1492. Believing he was in the East Indies, when meeting the natives he falsely named them “Indians”. In the history of Modern America, Americans regard Columbus as an amazing explorer and hero even though he was exaggerated with being not the true founder of America, with his horrible treatments to natives, and with his
Columbus' voyage was originally to find a shorter trade route to India when he accidentally landed in the Bahamas and frankly, Columbus did not even know he had discovered the New World. He truly believed that he made it all the way to India. Because of this, he even named the natives of this land "Indians".
What set apart Columbus from other sailors before the sixteenth century was that he was the first person brave enough to sail in open waters as opposed to sailing along coastlines. Columbus’ original intentions were to reach china by sailing west in the Atlantic Ocean. Queen Isabella of Spain funded his expedition and named him Admiral of the Ocean Sea. His theory was that the circumference of the earth was 18,000 miles, challenging the Greek’s theory which stated the earth was 24,000 miles in circumference. Ultimately, Columbus was wrong and he accidently discovered the New World.
Christopher Columbus had lobbied since 1486 to the Spanish Nobility, namely Ferdinand of Aragon and Isabella of Castille, for funding for a voyage across the Atlantic, as a western naval route to Asia, to bypass the Arab-dominated routes. He finally was funded for his famous voyage, and set off in 1492(Biography).
Christopher Columbus was an Italian explorer and navigator. He was born in Genoa, Italy in 1451. In 1492, he traveled across the Atlantic Ocean trying to find a new route to Asia with three ships, the Santa Maria, the Pinta, and the Nina. He made four voyages to the Caribbean, South and Central America between 1492 and 1504. Christopher died in Valladolid, Spain on May 20, 1506.
Christopher Columbus set sail in 1492 on a mission to find an all water route to the western Indies, instead Columbus reached North America where he continued his search for gold and trade.