How Did Christopher Columbus Change You Thought And You Change Your World

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Rafael Lee C. Ellison English 11 28 October 2016
Christopher Columbus “Change your thoughts and you change your world.”- Norman Peale. The meaning is change you’re thought on people it will change your idea on the world around you. An examination of the primary and secondary sources will reveal the historical significance of this event.
Christopher Columbus was born in October 31, 1451. (Log) While he was a teenager he had a job as a trade merchant. He remained at sea until 1450, when French privateers attacked the ship he was on while sailing north along the Portuguese coast. The boat sank but the young Columbus floated to shore on a scrap of wood and made his way to Lisbon. Where he learned mathematics, astronomy, cartography, and navigation. (History) He also married Filipa Moniz Perestrelo. (Log)
At the end of the fifth teen century it was nearly impossible to reach Asia from Europe by land the route was too long and arduous, and encounters with hostile armies were difficult to avoid but he had a different idea. (History)
Columbus wanted fame and fortune. Rejected by the Portuguese king for a three ships voyage of discovery. He ask Ferdinand and Isabella and they wanted the same. On August 3, 1492, Columbus assumed,
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Work Cited
Barden, Renardo, The discovery of America San Diego California, Greenhaven Pressine, 1989 editors. “Christopher Columbus biography”
Dor-Ner, Zvi, Columbus and the age of discovery. New York, William Morrow and company, 1991
Fuson, Robert, The log of Christopher Columbus. Maine: Camden International Marine Publishing Company, 1987
West, Delino, Jean West. Christopher Columbus the great adventure, Canada: Maxwell Macwillam, Macmill publishing company,
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