Where did Christopher Columbus first sail to in 1492?
He thought he landed in India, but it was actually the Bahamas.
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Christopher Columbus was looking for a western route to what wascalled "The Indies (China, Japan and the Spice Islands) so thatSpain could trade with those regions without dealing with thePortuguese monopolies along the eastern route or the Islamic statesalong the Silk road. He thought the world was… much smaller than itis, so didn't expect to find a new continent. Indeed he neverrealised that he had found somewhere new, he thought he had arrivedat China or the Indies. Columbus was looking for a faster trade route to Asia to maketransportation more profitable. He was trying to find a westernroute, a quicker trade route, to get spices and riches for Spainand impress the monarchs who had sent him. Columbus mistakenlybelieved the Atlantic Ocean was much smaller than it really is, andwhen he first landed on an island in the Bahamas, believed he hadreached the East Indies. When he saw the dark-skinned people(Native Americans), he called them "Indians" It was a totalaccident. A: He wanted to find a knew way to getto the east. He thought it was faster. It is reported he had read the works of Marco Polo. I think hewanted fame and riches and that was his primary reason. he sailed to the US because he was looking for a new route to getto India but instead he found the US. Thats why native americansare considerd Native/ Indian Americans. he called them "los indios"meaning "the indians" because he thought he had found India. ( Full Answer )
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.
He is Italian but when he asked the king and Queen of Italy they said no. so he went to Spain to ask king Fernando and Queen Isabella. At first they said no but then they won the Reqonquista against the moors which lasted 800 years then the wanted more land to conquer this was there opportunity
Christopher Columbus was a sailor from his teen years. He first sailed to the New World in 1492 - he was born in 1451 thatwould make him 41. The Queen of Spain commissioned him in 1492 and he sailed west with3 ships and a crew of 90. October 12th 1492 he found an island inthe Bahamas that he named …San Salvador. He thought he reached Asia. His second voyage was in 1493. Third 1498. Fourth and final 1502. History book is "The American People-Creating A Nation and aSociety" Volume One to 1877. By Gary Nash. ( Full Answer )
Columbus was in search of the western passage to India, in order toincrease the speed with which Europe could trade with Asia.
Although Christopher Columbus was Italian in nationality, he sailedunder the commission of King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella of Spain.On the evening of 3 August 1492, Columbus set sail from Palos de la Frontera in Huelva, Spain. Spain
He technically sailed for the West Indies and China. What he didn't know was that the landmass that is now called the Americas were blocking the way.
Christopher Columbus's ships were the Nina, Pinta, and the Santa Maria. They sailed across the Atlantic Ocean to the New World.
On an island he named "San Salvador" somewhere in the modern day Bahamas. One location (Cat Island) was renamed San Salvador, but in 1925 this name was given to a different island (Watlings Island) based on the reexamination of historical evidence.
On August 3,1492 columbus sailed the ocean blue.... GOOD LUCK TO YALL ON STUDYISLAND.... ;)
Christopher Columbus was sailing to find a shorter or faster way to get to India. He decided to go straight and that's when he found America and when he saw the native Americans he called them Indians because he thought he was in India. p.s. any questions about history ask me No .... Christopher C…olumbus wanted to find a shorter way to Asia ( Full Answer )
It took Christopher Columbus 2 months and 3 weeks to sail from Spain to America
He was trying to sail around the globe to India (to the west instead of the east because he wanted to prove that the world was round, not flat) but he hit, what is known, as Cuba (Everyone thought America didn't exist).
christopher Columbus tried to sail of the tip of Africa. although he didn explore it his crew mates did The Bahamas, Cuba, Trinidad, and other islands in the Caribbean. He landed on the the South American mainland on his fourth voyage, but never set foot on the mainland of North America. Columbus wa…s born and grew up in Italy, and lived in Portugal until his voyages were funded by the King and Queen of Spain. (for more information, see the related link) On the first voyage, he traveled from Spain to Hispaniola. In 1492, Christopher Columbus intended to set sail for India, but his calculations were wrong and he ended up discovering a whole new continent. He refused to believe this, but later on after he died, Amerigo Vespucci renamed the new continent America, after himself. America the new world He started his journey in Spain and found an island he called Hispaniola, which we know to be in the Caribbean. ( Full Answer )
His voyages were funded by Isabella I of Castile, Spain. For the source and more detailed information concerning your request, click under the related links section (Wikipedia) indicated directly below this answer section.
He thought he was traveling to the Indies, but he landed in the Bahamas. . He also traveled to Cuba.
Christopher Columbus sailed on the Nina, Pinta and Santa Mariaboats. Christopher Columbus sailed from Spain in 1492 on these 3ships.
Italia explorer, Christopher Columbus set sail on three ships.These were named the Santa Maria, the Pinta, and the Nina.
Christopher Columbus made his first voyage in 1492, whichsubsequently led to the discovery of America by Europe. He thenembarked on two more voyages in 1493 and 1498.
Christopher Columbus (an Italian Jew) could have been responding to Queen Isabella's proposed expulsion of all Jews from Spain.
The explorer Christopher Columbus had made four trips across theAtlantic Ocean from Spain in 1492, 1493, 1498 and then in 1502. Hewas determined to find a direct sea route west from Europe to Asia,but he never did. Instead, he stumbled upon the Americas
He sailed to Cuba, the Bahamas and some parts of North America like Canada and the U.S.A!
Yes, Christopher Columbus sailed three ships and the smallest one was the Pinta, I think.
Christopher Columbus set sail looking for new ocean routes to reachthe far east for trade. He expected to come to shore in India.
Christopher Columbus set sail with a fleet of three ships. Theseships were the Nina, the Pinta and the Santa Maria.
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 t…han 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 got from www.ask.com ( Full Answer )
Christopher Columbus first set sail for Asia on August 3, 1492.Columbus was looking for a route to Asia that was completely bywater.
Christopher Columbus, under the backing of the Spanish crown, sailed west to find a shorter way to sail to India. He unknowingly discovered the New World. The reason that he called the Native Americans "Indians" was because he mistakenly thought he was in India.
Christopher Columbus sailed from Italy to Portugal as a teenager.This voyage ended in shipwreck. He did not sail again until 1492.
On August 3, 1492 , colombus and a crew of nearly 90 sailed from Spain on 3 ships.
As far as we know, the Native Indians were the first people to ever live in America. If anyone sailed to America before, we may never know. But as far as facts and history tells us, yes, Christopher Columbus was the first person (or European) to ever sail to the Americas..
someone previously listed "Palos" but the correct name is Palosde la Frontera , Spain. There is a museum there dedicated tohim and has caravel boat on display.
Spain He set sail from Spain but sailed looking for the New Land. Instead he discovered the West Indies. Believing these islands were India, he named them the West Indies.
In 1492 Columbus left with three ships and the promise of a share in whatever wealth he discovered. He reached land on October 12 at an island near Cuba. Later, he made three more voyages to the Caribbean, but Columbus died in 1506 believing that he had reached India. He never sailed around the worl…d. Ferdinand Magellan was a Portuguese navigator who led a Spanish expedition to India along the western route from 1519 to 1522. Although Magellan was killed in the Philippines, he generally credited for being the first to circumnavigate the world. Eighteen of the two hundred thirty-seven original crew members completed the voyage. ( Full Answer )
the ocean of oceans but of oceans of lakes from rivers with monters in them with lake ontario............. atlantic
On christopher Columbus's 1st voyage he landed in the Americas which he thought was India
Columbus Set sail because we wanted to find a new route to Asia and to prove that the world is round (back then people thought the world was flat and you would fall off the edge if you went far enough). He made the last few voyages to discover new Islands and for goods like spices and gold
Columbus landed in Hispaniola and not North America. He left from Spain and it took him 32 days before sighting land.
christopher Columbus was going to china but he ended up in Asia he was about 4 years old
he sailed for king ferdinand II nd queen isabella of spain so i think he sailed for spain.
He went westbound in search of a safe and quicker route to Asia. Cathay (China, according to PLATO)
India, this is why Native Americans are called Indians. Columbus made a rather bad mistake is his distance calculations.
Columbus had wanted to find a water route to Asia, but ended up on an island called Hispaniola. This was a small island off the coast of Porto Rico with a tribe of Native Americans. He thought he had landed in India. Hence, the name "Indians." His trip was very unsuccessful and the King/Queen were n…ot happy when he returned. He had promised gold for the treasury and came back with no gold. In his 4 total trips he made he was a total failure and on his last trip he was shipwrecked for over 2 years before he was saved. He died a broken unhappy man leaving his son to file a suit against the crown. His son never did gain all that was promised his father. ( Full Answer )
The Caribbean islands the first voyage of Christopher Columbus landed-in the present day area of the Bahamas this island areas is in the Caribbean.
It depends on which of the three ships that he brought with him on his first trip. The Nina, the Pinta, and the Santa Maria.
There are a lot of arguments about where Columbus landed first. It was for sure an island near San Salvador and Cuba, though.
Yes, though he himself was not Spanish, Christopher Columbus was paid by the Spanish government to explore the Atlantic Ocean, in hopes of finding new resources to be brought back to Spain.
No. Christopher Columbus sailed on the Santa Maria in 1492. The Pilgrims sailed on the Mayflower in the 1600, many years later.
Although he was Italian, he sailed under the flag of Spain. He waslooking for a better trade route to India but instead landed in theCaribbean islands.
The exact location of Columus's first landing site is in dispute.His biographer claims to have recounted from Columus's journal theisland was called Lucayos. In any event, most historians agree thathe landed on one of the islands in the Bahamas.