Christopher Columbus : What It America?

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Christopher Columbus finds America
Explorer and navigator Christopher Columbus was born in 1451 in the Republic of Genoa, Italy. His first voyage into the Atlantic Ocean in 1476 nearly cost him his life. Columbus participated in several other expeditions after. He has been credited for opening up the Americas to European colonization. Columbus was rejected by Genoa, Portugal, Venice, and Spain for a crew to explore with. During his expedition to America he visited Haiti, Dominican Republic, and Cuba. Columbus was becoming very discouraged and mad while traveling through the Atlantic. Columbus didn 't “discover” America, he never even touched the ground in North America but he was the first to see it. However during four separate trips Columbus landed on various Caribbean islands that are now the Bahamas as well as the island later called Hispaniola. He also explored the Central and South American coasts.

July 4th 1776
Declaration of Independence
The Declaration of Independance was a letter from the thirteen American colonies (at the time), then at war with Great Britain, regarded themselves as thirteen newly independent sovereign states, and no longer a part of the British Empire. Instead they formed a new nation, the United States of America. Since then we have lost the actual signed paper but a signed copy that is known to many as the official document, is in the National Archives in Washington, D.C.

Sep. 17th 1787
The U.S. Constitution
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