Christopher Columbus

Columbus' journey to the new world

In 1492 Columbus sailed the ocean blue!

On August 3, 1942 Columbus set sail on the Santa Maria to what would soon be called the new world. Although at that time he thought he had arrived in India, that is why he called the people there Indians.

His main focus on the voyage

He wanted to become a great explorer by discovering a shortcut to the wealth of Asia and in so doing become wealthy himself. Also he also wanted to spread Christianity all over the world. Finally he wanted to bring lots of spices back.

Some other pictures of his ship

His affect on the natives

Here is how his arrival effected the natives...

When he arrived the natives tried to help him and gave him food. He however declared the land England's and brutally harmed some.
Christopher Columbus - Mini Biography