Where did Christopher Columbus sail when he landed on islands off the coast of North America in 1492?
To the middle of nowhere.A.K.A AMERICA
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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 a…ctual state. ( Full Answer )
Columbus was in search of the western passage to India, in order toincrease the speed with which Europe could trade with Asia.
On October 12, 1492, Columbus landed at a small island in the Bahamas, which many think was Watling Island, later renamed San Salvador Island in honor of the event.
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
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.... ;)
October 12, 1492 We have spotted land! I have named it San Salvador. I believe that Japan is only a short distance to the west. [Editor's note: Columbus landed in the Bahamas south of Florida. He believed that he was on islands off the coast of Japan.] There are strange looking people here, very… different from my men and me. They wear little clothing and are of a different color. Our giant ships with enormous white sails amaze them. These Indians are not what I expected, and there are no cities of gold like Marco Polo described. [Editor's note: Columbus had actually met members of the Taino tribe, but he believed he was in the Indies. This is why he called them Indians.] I spotted several of them wearing GOLD! They tell me that islands to the north and south are where the gold will be found, so I ordered my men to set sail for the gold! ( Full Answer )
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).
NO, Christopher Columbus did not discover America he only actuly discvoerd the west indies and he thought it was India so no points to Italy. Then another Italian explorer thought he discoverd America but it was actuly Newfoundland so still no poits to Italy. Later after that the Spanish discoverd F…lorida but they thought it was a island so no points to Spain either. It is actuly England that discoverd main land America of the, Jamestown. ( Full Answer )
Answer . There were approximately 40 million people living in North and South America when Columbus landed in the Caribbean Islands.
He thought he was traveling to the Indies, but he landed in the Bahamas. . He also traveled to Cuba.
How many years past from when Christopher Columbus found America until the English tried to establish their first colony north America coast?
Columbus is credited with discovering America in 1492. The first English attempt at founding a colony was Roanoke in 1585. So 93 years is the answer.
Columbus's initial 1492 voyage came at a critical time of growing national imperialism and economic competition between developing nation states seeking wealth from the establishment of trade routes and colonies. In this sociopolitical climate, Columbus's far-fetched scheme won the attention of Isab…ella I of Castle. Severely underestimating the circumference of the Earth, he estimated that a westward route from Iberia to the Indies would be shorter than the overland trade route through Arabia. If true, this would allow Spain entry into the lucrative spice trade - heretofore commanded by the Arabs and Italians. Following his plotted course, he instead landed within the Bahamas Archipelago at a locale he named San Salvador . Mistaking the lands he encountered for the East Indies, he referred to the inhabitants as "indios". ( Full Answer )
What were the names of the 3 ships Christopher Columbus led in his discovery of da Americas in 1492?
Christopher Columbus left Spain with three ships. Two of his shipsended up making the voyage to the Americas. The ships were calledthe Nina, the Pinta, and the Santa Maria. The Nina was lost and thewreckage was only recently discovered.
His landing at an island in the Caribbean (the location still subject to uncertainty) was on October 12, 1492.
The exact place is in dispute, but it was somewhere in the Bahamasor the Turks and Caicos islands.
Answer . He claimed the land that today is known as the Bahamas in his first travel 1492
The first island they landed on is unknown, but he made his first operational base on Hispaniola.
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.
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because he he very lonely and people didnt under stand his auitherityer to the us. ex. mr. herbert hi there!
The person who sailed west was Jacques Cartier. The person who sailed west was Jacques Cartier
Technically, Christopher Columbus never actually reached North America, because he never came to the mainland. Columbus reached several of the Caribbean islands by ship.
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..
He didn't "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 fame ca…me about years after his death. In fact, in his life he was considered a failure and died broke. His son sued the crown to fulfill the contract he made with him. ( Full Answer )
Throughout his life, he believed he had reached China, Japan, or some part of Further India (Vietnam, Cambidia or thereabouts). He never realised that he had discovered a new continent. That's why native Americans were called Indians.
he walked around the land to see if anyone was there and he walking around to explore around to see what is going on
There are no official estimates but populations were sparse in theregion at the time. Columbus only made 4 voyages and didn'tactually see all of the Caribbean.
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
He eventually killed all of the people on the first Island and killed many on other Islands. It was so brutal that many of these people killed themselves to avoid a more painful death.
no, he did not know that north and south America existed, he was looking for Asia
He found what is now Cuba but it is a part of North America not South America.
The names of the ships which Columbus sailed in his travels to America were Santa Maria, Pinta and Nina
He went westbound in search of a safe and quicker route to Asia. Cathay (China, according to PLATO)
Columbus set sail from Palos, Spain on the 3rd August 1492 and landed in America on the 12th October 1492.
The ship names were the Nina, Pinta, and Santa Maria. He did not sail to America and never knew it existed. He landed on the island Hispaniola and thought he was in India.
India, this is why Native Americans are called Indians. Columbus made a rather bad mistake is his distance calculations.
NO he sailed from spain to cuba but he thought cuba was america.... Fania answered this question for all yall people dat noe me.....
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 )
Simply because he was unaware that North America was here. The traditional story is that Columbus traveling west was looking for another route to Asia in an attempt to undercut the Portuguese who controlled Asian trade. He was operating from the theories of Ptolemy, who had calculated the circumfere…nce of the Earth wrong, short by about 5000 miles. The more revisionist theory is that as a Mason, Columbus may have been attempting to support the claim that the Templars had already discovered and taken possession of the new world by trading with the natives in the mid 15th Century. While the more traditional theory is much more solid, there are some things that cause question with the second. ( Full Answer )
There are a lot of arguments about where Columbus landed first. It was for sure an island near San Salvador and Cuba, though.
San Salvador. He claimed he had reached Asia but he didn't. Amerigo Vespucci proved Columbus wrong be following the same route he did and found nothing like what he described.
He opened the doorway for more europeans to come to the Americas and spred disease & start wars & enslave the natives.. & then turn around and act like they are the only ones that belong in the US & start kicking out people who's anceastors have been here for many thousands of years
I'm almost 100% sure it was the viking but it could also be the Spanish that's the best I have hope it helps. :)
He was not looking for north America. He was looking for a new way to the far east. North America (actually more like central America) just happened to be in the way.
NO. Columbus was trying to reach the 'Spice Islands' The islands off the southern coast of modern India. When he first landed he thought that that was where he was.
Palos de la Frontera a town and municipality located in the southwestern Spanish province of Huelva.
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.
Christopher Columbus was searching for a new sea route to Indiawhen he landed in the Americas.