~After the 7 years, the Spain government agreed to pay half of the funds and the other half was paid for by private citizens.
Motivation: God, Glory, or Gold?
~Although he thought he had discovered a new part of Asia, he was the second person to really discover America, following 500 years behind the first person, Leif Eriksson.
~Helped to really spark the idea of starting villages in America.
~Modern medicine advancements were made from herbal discoveries where his ships landed.
~After his voyages, the world was no longer considered to be flat.
~Killed many Native Americans and enslaved some as well.
~Brought diseases over from Spain.