Where did Christopher Columbus land after he sailed west across the Atlantic ocean?
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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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Yes, it did. yes this is true because we learned about this in school. i learned about it in fourth grade. in Columbus sailed the ocean blue.
In 1898, the Komonder Sved Foyu made the passage from New York to London in 20 days. ------------------------ 1898 was at the end of the 19th century (not the 18th as asked in the question), a time when trans-Atlantic ships were frequently steamships or combination of steam and sail. The first st…eamship crossing of the Atlantic was in 1819 and took just under a month. (SS Savanah). Steam or steam/sail were significantly faster and more reliable than the sailing ships of the 18th century had been. Trans-atlantic crossings in the late 1890s in a steamer usually took 7 to 10 days in the more recent passenger ships. In the 18th century (1700-1799) all trans-Atlantic crossings were by sail only. I have read that 2 to 4 months was average - varying by season and by direction (sailing east was faster than sailing west). ----------------------- Svend Foyu was a Norwegian shipping magnate who made his fortune in whaling - specifically due to his use of harpoon cannons with exploding harpoons. I am unable to discover whether the "Komonder Sved Foyu" mentioned in the original response to this question was connected with Svend Foyu nor whether it was a sailing boat, sail/steamer, or steamer only. ( Full Answer )
Christopher Columbus sailed across the Atlantic Ocean in 1492. Hediscovered the West Indies, although he thought he had reachedIndia.
Three ships.... Nina, Pinta, Santa Maria. They were all brought along by Christopher and his crew. fifth grader... *O*
In 1492 christopher Colubus sailed across the Atlantic ocean. Please do not get rid of this answer it is true and its my first time answering. Thanks
Because east was where he set out from and his intention was to sail round the world to find a new way to India.To China actually in search of gold and other valuable items
...He didn't land in the West Indies, he landed in South America. He thought it was the West Indies, but what he really found was a New World.
In 1492, Columbus sailed the Atlantic Ocean and hit Central America. The answer to this question is no.
Christopher Columbus was trying to find a ROUTE to India and China (Hence the West Indes are called Indes but have no connnection to India.) and, especially, the Spice Islands, to avoid the expense of the overland carriage of expensive spices to Europe. He thought the world was about one third small…er than it is really. ( Full Answer )
Christopher Columbus was looking for a way to the Far East, Japan, India etc. He thought the world was much smaller than it is.
He sailed across the ocean to find the Americas because Queen Isabella of Spain asked Columbus
Christopher Columbus knew that the world was a large ball and thatif he sailed West he would eventually find Asia (China and India).This is why we call Native Americans Indians: Columbus, seeingtheir reddish complexion, thought he had landed in India (southAsia). He did not realize at the time that …he had landed on part oftwo new continents unknown to Europeans. Cartographers in Columbus' day were divided over how far away Asiawas, not knowing of the Americas or the wide Pacific Ocean, whichmade Asia much farther to reach, going west from Europe. ( Full Answer )
Because he wanted to find another way to the far East, to countries such as China and India. These countries had a lot of high valued resources, such as silk and spices, and Columbus wanted to find a shorter and faster way to this place. But instead he hit America. And an interesting fact is that he… thought he had come to India, and that's why the native Americans are called Indians, even though they are not at all related to India. ( Full Answer )
in 1492 he discovered the Bahamas he died thinking that he had found another route to India- hence West Indies, and the fact that people were all dubbed Indians
What did Christopher Columbus believe he would accomplish by sailing west across the Atlantic Ocean?
colubus thought that he would find a better way to get to the indies a part of Asia rich with gold , spices and other goods
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What important event happened in Spain shortly before Queen Isabella provided Christopher Columbus with the three ships that he took across the Atlantic Ocean in his 1492 voyage of discovery?
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the ocean of oceans but of oceans of lakes from rivers with monters in them with lake ontario............. atlantic
If there was one it probably came from Prince Henry's map school and he had aPortuguese pilot who sort of had a map, but they had an incomplete map, didn't they? I don't remember reading that he had a map because he had to keep taking readings and his journals don't tell of a map.
Columbus did sail across the Atlantic. The Pacific Ocean is on the west cost of the Americas.
If you sail directly east fromthe US of America across the Atlantic Ocean with 2 continents could you land?
if you sailed directly east from the united states across the Atlantic ocean, on which two continents could you land?
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. A: In the Bible,the earth is described as a Sphere, not a flat circle like most believed at the time. Christopher Columbus read this, believed it, and then set out to gain fame, fortune and the notoriety of society's most influential by sailing around the earth. Odd that no one ever seems to elaborate on the bible's accuracy in this account. He wanted to find a knew way to get to the east. He thought it was faster. It is reported he had read the works of Marco Polo. I think he wanted fame and riches and that was his primary reason. Please see the Related Question below. ( Full Answer )
Probably to explore and claim newer lands for your country/nation back in the old days. Or maybe to be able to settle in newer colonies, something among those lines.
No explorers all ready knew it was round. This is something that was written in a book that everyone started to use as fact. There is often mistakes like this in history.
He thought sailing the Atlantic ocean would bring him faster to India, and eventually make him famous for discovering a new route that leads to Asia. Remember Christopher Columbus set out to find India because they had good spices and good trading material. There was one major problem, the Atlantic …led to the Americas not to India. When Christopher finally reached land he though he was in India, but he was actually in North America. Since he still thought he was in India Christopher called the natives Indians, thus creating a new word to call the Native Americans. Christopher Columbus would later eventually die still thinking that he found India. ( Full Answer )
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It was uphill most of the way.... No - just kidding. Longer than what? Walking? Swimming? It took a long time because in those days, sailing ships didn't exactly zoom across the water. They had to use currents and winds and sometimes neither of them cooperated. A journey across the Atlantic from E…urope to North America could take from one to three months, depending on the season and the destination. ( Full Answer )
many of the European explorers traveled west in search of the northwest passage however they never found the northwest passage because it does not exsist
Columbus was trying to reach the "Indies" (China, Japan, India) by sailing westward across the Atlantic instead of east around Africa, which was a perilous journey at the time. Many map makers had underestimated the circumference of the Earth, or had placed China much farther to the east than it act…ually is. Even so, just crossing the Atlantic in sailing ships was a long and hazardous voyage. When Columbus encountered the red-skinned native tribes of the Bahamas and Hispaniola, he called them Indians, considering them related to people in India and Southeast Asia. Only later did Spanish explorers realize that the Americas were a New World, unlike any place in Europe or in Asia. ( Full Answer )
To see if he would fall off the end of the earth . He was looking for India.
Somebody said: Depends on which journy. His first one (the one that he found america) he sailed across the Atlantic ocean. I am a social studys teacher and Columbus did not find America the Vikings did but when he claimed that he found America he dd saild in the Atlantic ocean
If the he is Christopher Columbus, he was looking for a water route to East Asia.
He was not really out to find any thing, but to prove that the earth was not flat.
To find India. He agreed that the world was round and figured that if he sailed directly south he would sail around the world and reach India assuming that the distance would be shorter then having to sail around the bottom of Africa to get here. Alas for the natives of the Americas (now still ref…erred to as Indians ) there was a whole continent in the way. ( Full Answer )
Nobody actually sent him. He wanted to find a faster route to Asia so he asked kings and queens to fund him. King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella gave him the money and Christopher promised them riches to spread Christianity around.
In 1492 when Christopher Columbus sailed to North America he never actually landed in it. When his ship hit shore on October 12 he was actually in the Bahamas. What he discovered was the areas around the Canary Islands.
He should have sailed west or else he probably couldn't have sailed AROUND the world. He sailed west to find a route to Asia, and to prove that when you go west, you can hit Asia, to prove the world was round, i think. Then he hit America, naming the Native Americans "Indians" because he thought he …was already in Asia. ( Full Answer )
It was a failed attempt to find a route to east Asia he thought that there was no landmass blocking his way and that it was under 9,000 miles to get there
to make a new discovery and prove that the earth was not flat and more to it
To prove the world was round by reaching Asia, but as we now know they found North America and called the Indians because they thought they landed in India.
Europeans were forced to explore when the Turks blocked the caravan routes to the Far East and the Spice Islands
To find an alternate route to Asia that would bypass the Italian city-states' monopoly on Asia trade.
Columbus decided to sail West in an attempt to get to India due to the sparse knowledge of the globe that existed at that time. They did not know of North America, South America or the Caribbean. Columbus believe that if he sailed West, he would eventually reach India. As many European countries wer…e competing for the spices in the East Indies, his idea was accepted by the Spanish monarchs. While he was not wrong in a sense, he was unaware of the giant land mass in the middle. ( Full Answer )
To find a land. And he found America! So it might have been a short cut?
In addition to the fact that Columbus was sailing into the unknown with highly inaccurate maps, he also faced a multitude of trials. Problems included poor weather, unsanitary and cramped conditions aboard ship, crew deaths, scarcity of supplies, even a ship grounding.
He wanted to sail goods across the west to India because there weremany silks and spices that the Europeans did not have access to atthe time.
The three ships Christopher Columbus sailed on when he sailedacross the Atlantic Ocean are the Santa Maria, the Pinta and theNina.
Which king of queen of Spain did Christopher Columbus asked to pay for an extradition across the Atlantic?
the joint crown to King William III of Orange & Queen Mary II asked to pay for an extradition across the Atlantic.