Review Of Christopher Columbus 's ' The New World '

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3. Achievements of Christopher Columbus. 3.1. Finding and Colonising of the New World. King Ferdinand II and Queen Isabella I, the Catholic Monarchs of Aragon, Castile, and Leon in Spain sponsored Columbus’ first journey. The funding was used to give Columbus crewmembers, and the money to afford three ships called the Niña, Pinta, and Santa María. Columbus and his crew then sailed west in hopes to find an alternate route to the lucrative Chinese trade markets or a new Silk Road. After two months (October 12 1492) of sailing, a sailor named Rodrigo de Triana spotted land. Columbus then sailed towards the newly perceived land that Columbus called, San Salvador, or what we know today as, the Bahamas. This was the first finding of America in Europe in the Medieval Ages. Later, after discovering San Salvador he then sailed unknowingly, ending up on the island of Hispaniola, which the Native American called Haití and Columbus renamed La Española. On December 25th, 1492, Santa María ran aground and had to abandon ship, making Columbus’ last resort option of negotiating with local chieftain, Guacanagari where Columbus requested thirty-nine of his men be left behind in a settlement called La Navidad, while he captains the Niña. This action created a very innovative importance in both the modern ages and medieval ages. The New World opened up new opportunity for trade of food between the Native Americans and the Europeans. This created what is known as the Columbian Exchange. The
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