By: Nitay, Sahar, Tomer and Adam
His First Steps
COLUMBUS thought outside of the box
At the end of the 15th century, it was nearly impossible to reach Asia from Europe by land. The route was long and arduous, and encounters with hostile armies were difficult to avoid.
But Columbus had a different idea: Why not sail west across the Atlantic instead of around the massive African continent? The young navigator’s logic was sound, but his math was faulty.
Columbus was not the first person to discover America
Columbus was not the first person to discover america because the “indians” were already living there,but on the other hand he thought that he was there first. Admiral Zheng discovered America 70 years before Columbus. Viking explorers had sailed to Greenland and Newfoundland in the 11th century