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Christopher Columbus was an Italian navigator who sailed through the Atlantic Ocean and reached the American continent in 1492. He was not the first explorer to reach America but he established permanent contact between the Americans and the Europeans.
A boat from the Santa Maria took Columbus ashore.The names "Niña ", "Pinta" and "Santa Maria", are currently applied to the ships of Columbus' first voyage in 1492.On October 12, 1492, a lookout aboard the Pinta was first to sight land, an island in the Bahamas. As there were no developed harbors, …
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My apology and compliments to the original answerer of this question, who responded with: "200-600 tons" I have decided to improve this answer because I believe that the information provided in the original answer is inaccurate and, in any case, too vague to be meaningful. The Santa Maria was the…
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I would say that there were two, which one is more important is a matter of opinion. One was the trade winds. Columbus had figured out that there were strong, steady winds blowing east to west and then west to east according to the season, that would take ships all the way across the Atlantic Ocean.…
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Christopher Columbus (October 30, 1451? - 20 May 1506) was an explorer and trader who first crossed the Atlantic Ocean and reached the Americas in 1492, sailing under the flag of the Kingdom of Castile.
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I do not know what picture you are looking at, but it probably is a "sextant", a navigational instrument used for measuring the altitude of celestial bodies to determine longitude and latitude. Actually, the sextants I've seen looks nothing like an hourglass. But I believe Chtistopher Columbu…
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Christopher Columbus is generally credited with discovering America in 1492. It was his voyages that began the European expansion into and control over the American continents.
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Answer Columbus set sail to find a feasible sea route between Europe and Asia. He was seeking the lands then known as Cipango (Japan), Cathay (China), the Spice Islands (Indonesia), and India. His and other explorers motive's were economic. They wanted to avoid the costly overland routes to Asia …
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Watlings Island? This debate has been going on for more that 500 years. The truth is....nobody really knows were Columbus first stepped foot on the New World. If you want a good guess, most historians have agreed on Guanahani Island which today is known as Watling Island in the Bahama's. The reason …
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Answer They were trying to find a quicker route to Asia. Their main motivation was spices and other trade items.
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Actually the Queen didn't like him very much at all. She and the King only tolerated Columbus because he was their best hope for beating Portugal to the riches of Asia in their eyes. The belief that Columbus was a favorite of the Queen is just another myth.
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Compass, cross staff and astrolabe. The latter being a primitive sextant
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She wanted Columbus to spread Christianity for her and bring back jewels, spices, and other goods.
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Answer the island he first visited was called the tino.
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The various islands and peoples of the Caribbean. Assorted new flora and fauna there. He probably did reach the mainland although there is some dispute on that question. Throughout his life, on all three of his voyages, he thought that he was somewhere on or near the coast of Asia. He never realized…
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Amerigo Vespucci is important because he was one of the early explorers of the New World, and also because the continents of North and South America were named in his honor. (He was also known by the name of Americus Vespucci.) Amerigo Vespucci was born in Florence, Italy in 1454. He was well-educat…
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there were many good and bad effects of Columbus's voyage one positive point was that this voyage lead to the Renaissance which means the rebirth of learning art and culture. one negative point was that Columbus and his crew treated the Arawaks (natives) like servants an gay d if they did not do as…
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Christopher Columbus was looking for a western route to what was called "The Indies (China, Japan and the Spice Islands) so that Spain could trade with those regions without dealing with the Portuguese monopolies along the eastern route or the Islamic states along the Silk road. He thought the world…
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no the Indians lived there before anyone else. Then the pilgrims came. no the pilgrims discovered America. i mean come on how could anyone discover anything that was already discovered.Hah, your both wrong. Before the Indian's there was Lief Eriksson. So put that in your juice box and suck it. :)
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Christopher Columbus was looking for a shorter way to India
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After Columbus came to North America, the people there suffered from loss of religion, and were forced to work in gold mines, on ranches, and in Spanish households.Also, when the Europeans came to North America the natives caught European diseases.
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No one in Latin America, where Columbus first landed, has ever heard of "Christopher Columbus" because that is NOT the name of the man who discovered America. His name was "Cristobal Colon". American historians like to make it look like Americans discovered everything so they tried to translate Cris…
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Christopher Columbus was an explorer and a navigator. He is well known for his exploration of going out west.
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Christopher Columbus was born in Genoa, Italy sometime between August and October of 1451. He later moved to Spain and would eventually sail for the rulers of Spain!
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No there wasn't any ship named the Mayflower in any of Columbus's voyages in 1492. The pilgrims were the people who sailed on the Mayflower to leave England in 1620 from persecution because of their religion.
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The ocean looks blue because water is a blue chemical and because of the reflection from the sun. Water absorbs the red end of the spectrum and reflects the blue end.
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1492... If you ever forget remember this... In 1492 Christopher Columbus sailed the ocean blue.
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None. He didn't know North America existed.
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an island in the Carribbean sea, the bahamas. _________ Actually, to be more precise, his first landing was Guanahani in the bahamas. Then his next stop in Dominican Republic/ Haiti. Where did he settle first in the United States? Florida? Georgia? Alabama? Puerto Rico is a territory, not actual st…
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Answer Because they wanted to trade to have freedom of religion and to have opportunity
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Americans were involved in that war for about 19 years. First combat troops 3/8/1965 Nixon suspends offensive actions 1/15/1973 South Vietnam surrenders 4/30/1975
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Answer In Guanhani, which he renamed San Salvador in the present day Bahamas.
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Christopher Columbus "found" the American continent in 1492. However, there are others who may have found it before 1492, including Leif Ericson. If you are asking about when America (the United States) was founded, the Declaration of Independence was officially adopted on July 4, 1776.
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Answer he impacted the world by sailing the ocean and finding America by this he brought people to settle on this new found land. he created a settlement and traded with the Indians, he brought gold and furs back to Spain to trade with He also brought disease to America, like Smallpox, and forc…
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"He only had 3. srry 2 burst ur bubble wuhtever ur name is but he really had 4 haha Sorry to burst your bubble as well friend, but there were three. The Nina was simply a nickname he gave to his favorite ship, whose real name was actually the Santa Clara. That's still only three." The ship you are r…
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Officially, America was discovered in 1492 by Christopher Columbus. However, there were vikings and other groups coming to what is now America before this.
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Columbus is no longer alive but there is a holiday that we celebrate to remember him The person isn't alive, but there is a Columbus in Ohio.
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Answer: Isabella of Castile and Ferdinand of Aragon had a joint rule over Spain for 35 years. During this time she was able to gain control of Granada, ending the 'Reconquista', expel the Jews and Muslims from Spain, and successfully patronize Christopher Columbus.
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Answer : Never. Columbus never discovered the United States. The U.S. did not exist until well after Columbus was dead, 1776. Columbus found his way to what we now call North America in the year 1492.
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When Did Columbus 'Discover' The Americas? 1492? Not according to Ruggero Marino, who claims that Columbus actually reached America in 1485. The conventional view is that Columbus set sail on the first of his four great voyages in 1492, having been sponsored by Ferdinand II and Isabella I of Spain. …
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He was the first European to discover the Bahamas, Cuba, Hispaniola, Central America, and the northern coast of South America. Columbus also discovered a trade route across the Atlantic using winds that blow from east to west. (These winds today are called trade winds, and are still used by sea capt…
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Columbus never landed anywhere on the North American continent. In the time of his explorations the United States did not exist and would not for another 290 years. He made 4 trips landing on South and Central America on the last two. His first landing was on an island in the current Bahamas. He na…
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Christopher Columbus (1451-1506) was the first European explorer to begin the exploration and colonization of the Americas. On October 12, 1492, he landed at a small island in the Bahamas. He then sailed south to Cuba and Hispaniola, and returned to Spain believing that he had found islands off the …
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Christopher Columbus invaded the Americas in 1492. He is credited with discovering America but this is false as Amerigo Vespucci discovered the Americas.
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Round. Want proof? Find a picture of Earth from the moon. In 1969 a Earth Rise photo was taken showing the Earth in space.
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The Italian explorer Christopher Columbus (left) believed he would reach the east if he sailed west.Christopher Columbus was looking for a shortcut to India to get spices.
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The most common reason in the world. In search of wealth.
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Christopher Columbus (born Cristoforo Colombo1451-1506) was born in the Republic of Genoa, 31 October 1451. Genoa was one of the city states that later joined to form Italy. His father was Domenico Colombo, a weaver and cheese merchant. His mother was Susanna Fontanarossa Colombo. His older brothe…
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Christopher Columbus was on a voyage to find a shorter route to Asia for the purpose of trade. Europeans were traveling to Asia by sailing around the southern tip of Africa or overland through Arabia. If he had been successful, it would have allowed Spain to enter into the spice trade with the east,…
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Show him how the circumference of the earth from pole to pole (top to bottom) is shorter than the circumference of the earth at the equator. Answer When an aeroplane is travelling further from you, it will disappear into horizon. _____________ It sounds to me like his intention is to hear argu…
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- He was selfish because of the fact that continuing his first journey could have lead to the deaths of his crew because they were running out of food and he did not know where he was going. Also, the fact that many of his men wanted to turn the ships around proved him selfish.- He also badly mistre…
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I don't think Christopher Columbus was the first to discover the Americas somebody did it before him but because he was sent by the king and queen he was recognized for doing it first. It is possible that long before Christopher Columbus Lief Erickson, a Viking, may have sailed to the Americas. …
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yes, Tanee McCall whoever it is they have been together for four years.
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He sailed across the ocean blue. In fourteen hundred and ninety-two. Sailing for the king and queen of Spain, Italian-born Columbus was looking for a passage to China without going around the tip of Africa or across the Middle East on land. Using erroneous figures for the Earth's circumference, he…
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Christopher Columbus (31 October 1451 - 20 May 1506) was an explorer, colonizer, and navigator, born in the Republic of Genoa, in northwestern Italy. Under the auspices of the Catholic Monarchs of Spain, he completed four voyages across the Atlantic Ocean that led to general European awareness of …
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Columbus died on the 20th of May 1506 in Spain.
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He didn't. The vikings sailed there almost 500 years earlier.He did not plan on finding land he was trying to reach the indies/India for money. And he found. Trying to go past the world in a different way that most people would not try.America was not found by Columbus. Columbus stumbled across the …
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No. However, for surveying and other purposes, the curvature of the Earth is unimportant for local scales and distances.
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Christopher Columbus- Columpoop titisbus was born October 31st, 1451, in Genoa Italy. He was exploring for a shorter route to Asia to trade riches. For his famous voyage in 1492, when he "discovered" America while he was looking for a way to sail to Asia. His life highlights were basically that h…
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Christopher Columbus tried to reach Asia by sailing west in 1492. Though he did not succeed, his voyages began a period marked by European Empires.
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Christopher Columbus is generally regarded as having discovered America in 1492.While others had visited and settled in America before that time (certainly the Vikings, perhaps the Chinese) it was Columbus' voyages that began the process of European expansion and settlement in America that transform…
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He didn't want to "find America". In fact, he had no idea that it existed and how big the world really was. His maps were wrong, so he went west to go East. He never knew about North America and didn't realize how wrong he was in his calculations. The rest of Spain had no idea about Columbus and his…
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He called the inhabitants of the Caribbean "Indians" because he thought he was in the Indies. The natives were actually Tainos.
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HMS BEAGLE WS THE SHIP USED BY DARWIN FOR HIS VOYAGE TO GALAPAGOS ISLANDS WHICH MADE THE ORIGIN OF HIS THEORY HMS Beagle can not be the first ship to bear the HMS title as there are several ships from the 1700s that are referred to as HMS, where the Beagle was only ordered in 1817 and launched in 18…
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Answer It depends on the age. If a teenager is 15, then they can only work at like Burger King, Krogers, and Subway. But if they are 16, they can work at other fast food places. You have to be 18 to work at a movie rental, such as Block buster or Hollywood video. These are not laws but commonl…
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he saiked to cuba
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Generally speaking, a pennant. Strictly speaking, a "flag" flown on a ship is an "ensign", a pennant is a tapering flag only flown at the masthead of a vessel in commission.
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Well, on his first voyage, he sailed about 125 or 124. He also had a second voyage-which lasted 206 days. On his third voyage it was around 258. I think he had more voyages, but I'm not sure.
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His major contribution to geography is that he was the first to visit, settle, and stay in these new lands, effectively bringing a new area or the world into the forefront of the geographic thought of the time. --- Long before Columbus, various indigenous peoples had settled and explored different…
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yes he is
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He sailed for Spain, ruled by King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella at that time.
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Christopher Columbus sailed under the flag of Spain.
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Oceans look blue because they reflect the sky, which is obviously blue.   Yes that's part of the answer, but there are other effects. For example, water absorbs light more easily at the red end of the spectrum.
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Star Trek Captian Christopher Pike (played by the late Jeffrey Hunter [November 25, 1926 - May 27, 1969] ) was a Starfleet officer . He was captain of the starship USS Enterprise and immediate predecessor to James T. Kirk . Captain Pike was aboard a training vessel when a baffle plate ruptured and e…
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Christopher Columbus called the Bahamas the East Indies because he thought he reached the land east of India. He didn't know North and South America were even there. His original idea was that he was going to prove that the earth was round and sail around it. When he landed in the Bahamas, he though…
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Sir Henry Morton Stanley, GCB, born John Rowlands (28 January 1841 - 10 May 1904), was a Welsh journalist and explorer famous for his exploration of Africa and his search for David Livingstone. Stanley is often remembered for the words uttered to Livingstone upon finding him: "Dr. Livingstone, I pre…
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no but gallileo did
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More or less like a sphere, that is, like a ball.
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To try to find a quicker way to Asia.
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If your trying to answer a question in elementary school test, then the answer is:America was discovered by Christopher Columbus in the year 1492. However, this is a trick question. According to many Europeans, America was discovered in 1492. Although, what was really discovered were the islands of…
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