Where did Christopher Columbus think he had landed when he reached the Bahamas?
Columbus thought he was in the East Indies. Thus he called the native people Indians
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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… fame came 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. Columbus is credited with making the European discovery of America in 1492, although others had reached the American continents before him. It was his voyages that initiated the process of European conquest and colonization of the Americas that radically changed those continents and eventually the world. 1492 Christopher Columbus and crew discovered America the 14th ofOctober of 1492. Although he didn't know back then that he hadreached a completely new continent, he believed he had arrived tothe coast of India. Columbus landed on an island he named San Salvador, which now is apart of the Bahamas in 1492. In order to clarify the the question about "who discovered the US?"it's important to note that the United States had its beginnings in1776, with the proclamation of the Declaration of Independence. Answer 1492 ( Full Answer )
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…t that he was in the east, meaning east of India. ( Full Answer )
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.
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.
Christopher Columbus believed that the lands he reached were the West Indies, in Southern Asia, although it was actually the Carribean Islands, south of North America.
PLANTED THE SPANISH FLAG TO CLAIM THE ISLAND OF CUBA.. THEN TOOK A WALK ON THE BEACH.. :) Opened a Tiki Bar. Charged the Natives 3x the going rate for a Jackn Coke wut he did was to look for a house, then he wouldn't be alonein night.(s.s. book)
A lot of people think he landed in North America but he didn't he landed in the Caribbean.
Answer . 1492. Answer . In 1492. Answer . october 12, 1492 at 2 a.m
His initial discovery was land that we now know is part of the Bahamas. He called this land "San Salvador".
He did not actually land on a state, but rather in what is now the Dominican Republic.
Christopher Columbus found land on October 12, 1492. The land thathe first saw is called the Bahamas today.
His landing at an island in the Caribbean (the location still subject to uncertainty) was on October 12, 1492.
He went to the Bahamas because he thought he was going to what theEuropeans called the Indies in Asia. They wanted gold, silk, and and other things from the Indies. They didn't even know about North America.
"On August 3,1492,Columbus set sail from palos,Spain with threesmall ships ,the Santa Maria ,the Pinta,And the NiÃ±a. On october 12,the expedition sighted land ,probaly Walting Islandin the Bahamas,and went ashore the same day claiming it for Spain."
The three ships all traveled together with Christopher Columbus sailing on the largest boat, the "Santa Maria'. Because of the size of these ships, they could not come directly to shore. Columbus and a few fellow sailors (one being his brother and captain of the Nina) came ashore in a small row boat…. ( Full Answer )
The first island they landed on is unknown, but he made his first operational base on Hispaniola.
Christopher Columbus first landed in what is know called TheBahamas. However, he also landed in Cuba and Hispaniola.
Christopher Columbus was planning to land in West India. He did not land in West India because he landed in what is now North America. He thought that he was in West India at first so that is why he called them Indians. Their real name is Native Americans.
he never got to america,he thought that he was in america but in a different place
because he he very lonely and people didnt under stand his auitherityer to the us. ex. mr. herbert hi there!
San Salvador was the name Christopher Columbus gave the island helanded on in the Bahamas. The island is now known as Guanahani.
No he did not, He reached the Bahamas and that's it, he died befor he could reach America
they thought he was a bit crazy about finding the new lands, the americas, they did not beleive him until one day he went on his ship to go with him,this was his third time going (he went the first two alone),and he ddied so they never new the truth.
Although the land that Christopher Columbus discovered and claimedfor Spain was actually part of the "New World", he believed thatthese new lands were part of southern and eastern Asia. Even untilhis death, Columbus insisted these new lands were part of Asia,despite evidence from other European expl…orations which suggestedthese lands were actually part of the "New World". ( Full Answer )
He thought he could take a short cut by going around Europe instead of going through walking.
Yes. Christopher Columbus did find the Bahamas. He also found Dominian Republic, Haiti, Cuba, Hispaniola and Jamaica.
Columbus reached all the major islands of the caribbean and Honduras in central America which he called the Indies
Columbus thought he was in India when he was in the Americas because no one had discovered America yet
He thought he had landed in INDIA. That's why he called the native people there, INDIANS.
Christopher Columbus didn't mean to go to the bahamas. He mistaked them for India when he travelled west from Spain
Guanahani Island --- in the now Bahammas. Most historians have agreed on Guanahani Island which today is known as Watlings Island in the Bahammas.
He sailed west accross Atlantic assuming that he would reach Asia and the East Indies from the opposite direction to that normally travelled. He had both underestimated the size of the earth and did not know that a huge land mass (America) and other islands lie in between his intended route.
Christopher Columbus reached his destination on three boats; The Santa Maria. the Nina and the Pinta, although he did stay on the Santa Maria.
He believed that he had reached India, so he called the (now Bahamas) West Indies.
On christopher Columbus's 1st voyage he landed in the Americas which he thought was India
Yes. In 1492 Columbus sailed across the Atlantic Ocean with three boats, the Santa Maria, the Pinta, and the Nina. He and his crew were trying to find India. Where he landed was what we now call the United States of America.
Columbus' first land fall on his first voyage was on the island now called San Salvador in the Bahamas on October 12, 1492. The natives that Columbus met there called the island Guanahani.
When he reached the Caribbean (Mid-America) he thought he was in India. Hence the Caribbean is often referred to as the West Indies.
Columbus reached the Bahamas thinking it was Asia. Vikings reached the USA ana Canada 1st.
He actually didn't ever reach asia. He meant to but then he discovered the new world on accident.
CC was born in the city of Genoa in the Republic of Genoa in the northern part of the Italian peninsula.
Yes Christopher Columbus Found The Bahamas It Was His First Voyage From Queen Isabella And King Fredirand From Spain. -I Type Every Word With a Capital #DealWithIt:)
Christopher Columbus landed on North America. However, he thought it was India. That is why Native Americans were falsely called Indians.
he though the could reach Asia by sailing west because he thought the world was three thirds of its actual size and he did not know America was here.
Christopher Columbus' goal at the beginning of the voyage was to find India in search of precious rocks and spices. So he was still searching for India. He never found had found it (India). Finding the Bahamas (San salvador) was not planned by Christopher. It was a total suprise when they found it.
he wasn't looking for America, he stumbled across it while he was looking for another trade route to Asia .But he thought it was the land that Marco Polo found in the 13th century, but then Columbus thought that it was sometime soon that someone else would find a passage way to the cities of Asia.
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
Not to the people who lived there. It was benifical to him, the King and Queen of Spain, and the present America.
Christopher Columbus' voyages were financed by the Crown of Castile, which later became part of the Kingdom of Spain, and he sailed under the flag of that kingdom. So the lands he discovered, he discovered for Castile.
he asked them for help and they taught him how to make food and he was very thankful to them