The Man that Discovered the Americas
In 1492 Columbus Sailed the Ocean Blue
Christopher was wanting to go around Africa to Asia, after a year of going to different countries he finally got a country to pay for his trip. That country was Spain. On August 12, 1492 Christopher Columbus boarded one of the three ships, Nina, Pinta, Santa Maria.
After months of sailing at sea Christopher found what we call the Bahamas. He explored the land for awhile then decided to go back to spain. The other ships weren't able to make the trip back so he had to leave over forty men behind!
The Legacy He Left
Christopher was made governor. That later was taken away from him for a few crimes. Spain did pay for more voyages. After many eventful things throughout his life he died on May 20, 1506, at age 54. Christopher died never knowing he found the Americas, he thought he found a new part of Asia. He changed the Americas and gave people in the future better lives.