What did Christopher Columbus want to find out?

Columbus was looking for a faster trade route to Asia to make transportation more profitable. He was trying to find a western route, a quicker trade route, to get spices and riches for Spain and impress the monarchs who had sent him. Columbus mistakenly believed the Atlantic Ocean was much smaller than it really is, and when he first landed on an island in the Bahamas, believed he had reached the East Indies.

When he saw the dark-skinned people (Native Americans), he called them "Indians" It was a total accident.

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