Where did Christopher Columbus think he was when he discovered America?
he thought he was in India, Asia. p s he didnt discover America. leif ericson did. to get more info go to http.leif ericson.com
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Christopher Columbus (October 30, 1451? - 20 May 1506) was an explorer and trader who first crossed the Atlantic Ocean and reached the Americas in 1492, sailing under the flag of the Kingdom of Castile.
Watlings Island? This debate has been going on for more that 500 years. The truthis....nobody really knows were Columbus first stepped foot on theNew World. If you want a good guess, most historians have agreed onGuanahani Island which today is known as Watling Island in theBahama's. The reason for …the debate is that Christopher Columbuswas notorious for keeping inaccurate logs on distance throughoutthe first voyage. In fact, Columbus did this on purpose. Columbuswas a sailor who sailed by "Dead Reckoning" and he was an expert atit. As far as a mathematical sailor--- he was not. Columbus didkeep a detailed diary of every day activities. Through this diarylog, it can be determined that the physical description given byColumbus himself (and with his inaccurate but useful position logs)Watlings Island is the most PROBABLE landing site of ChristopherColumbus. To this day there have been search crews combing theBahamas for the wreckage of the Santa Maria which sank by accidenton Christmas, 1492. This would yield indisputable proof of thefirst landfall. Unfortunately, no such wreckage has ever beenfound. The first place Christopher Columbus landed was the CaribbeanIslands. His first attempt at settlement was on Hispaniola. ( Full Answer )
Answer The various islands and peoples of the Caribbean. Assorted new flora and fauna there. He probably did reach the mainland although there is some dispute on that question. Throughout his life, on all three of his voyages, he thought that he was somewhere on or near the coast of Asia. He never …realized he was on a previously unknown continent. ( Full Answer )
He didn't. The vikings sailed there almost 500 years earlier. He did not plan on finding land he was trying to reach the indies/India for money. And he found. Trying to go past the world in a different way that most people would not try. America was not found by Columbus. Columbus stumbled across th…e western hemisphere in 1492. America was founded by a group of gentlemen we refer to as the founding fathers. ( Full Answer )
Christopher Columbus tried to reach Asia by sailing west in 1492.Though he did not succeed, his voyages began a period marked byEuropean Empires.
The old ditty we learned in 1960s grade school was... In 14 hundred and 92 Christopher Columbus sailed the ocean blue... It was in 1492.
Columbus did not discover America and didn't get close to it. Instead he found islands off of the Bahamas. The Vikings arrived in North America 500 years before any European came on the mainland of North America. They set up colonies in Newfoundland and Greenland. In 1513 Balboa leads a party across… the Isthmus of Panama and became the first European to see the Pacific Ocean. Cortes marched into Mexico in 1519 with 600 men and found the Aztec city of Tenochtitlan' of 150,000 people. By 1531 Pizarro is leading a group into the Inca empire. ( Full Answer )
Christopher Columbus didn't even reach America. He found the west indies and thought it was India and that is why he called them the west indies. It was in fact the Vikings discovered the americas. They settled there for 10 years.
Christopher Columbus beleived they were of little knoledge because when he showed him his sword one of them grabbed the blade and cut the hand open. He also believed they would make good slaves because they repeated everything he said.. Christopher Columbus beleived they were of little knoledge bec…ause when he showed him his sword one of them grabbed the blade and cut the hand open. He also believed they would make good slaves because they repeated everything he said. ( Full Answer )
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 )
Columbus never did discover America. He found an island and never knew North America existed.
in 1492 Columbus sailed the ocean blue" that is the little say'n I was told in school but that's all I got for ya. Columbus didnt discover America. He landed in the Bahamas, 30 yrs after the vikings arrived on mainland north America. America was already colonized my the spanish, monks, muslems, a…nd native Americans. he is famous because he was just the first person to tell the king and queen, not because he discovered it. Columbus sailed the ocean blue in 1492! ( Full Answer )
1498 during his third voyage, but the year is commonly recognized as 1492 - his first voyage. 1559
No. He never saw North America nor knew it existed. He found islands in the Bahamas on his 4 voyages. Columbus never landed any where on the North American continent. In the time of his explorations the United States did not exist and would not for another 290 years. He made 4 trips landing on So…uth and Central America on the last two. He refused to believe that he did not find India. This may be why the continents are named after Amerigo Vespucci ( Full Answer )
Well Columbus didn't the vikings did. Also the Native Americans but they lived in America. In lower grades text books and teachers would say that but as you go in higher grades you learn more the texts books for the higher grades then first and second grade teach you he did as you go in more higher …the teach he didn't. If you want to make sure check text book. But Christopher didn't discover America. . Christopher also got asserted when he went to Spain. ( Full Answer )
Leif Erickson, a viking, probably reached the Americas before Columbus, however, not much happened after the vikings made a landing in North America. After Columbus landed, a whole bunch of explorers sailed to the Americas. Of course, the very first people to reach the Americas, were the people who …went from Siberia, Russia across the Bering Strait to Alaska, and then down south to the rest of the continent. ( Full Answer )
He did'NT discover America it was already here and he wasn't the first the European to come to the Americas.
Columbus did NOT discover America. He found an island he called Hispaniola and never knew that North America existed in 1492.
Actually the same time because Amerigo was on the same ship as Columbus, but America was named after Amerigo.
Someone else would have. But If noone did then noth America would be more cleanly without disease. Seeing as disease was non existent till europeans and many other people came to America If Christopher Columbus had not dicovered Norht America, then eventually, somebody else would have. Who knows, w…e may not even be here to day if it weren't for Columbus, but somebody else definitley would have discovered it. No but did he really discovered it. Any ole guy could of came alond n did it but Him is it true If christopher Columbus had not discovered north America, then we would not be a free country today. we would still be under unfair british rule. we also would not be able to have our fair choice in religion.we would be a monarch country. ( Full Answer )
Columbus never actually discovered America. His first landing was on the island of Hispaniola, on the Eastern side of the iland that is now the modern day Dominican Republic. He only discovered various islands in the West Indies (which he thought were the East Indies), and part of modern day Centra…l America. His four voyages were in 1492, 1493, 1498 and 1502. ( Full Answer )
Columbus did NOT discover America, but an island of Hispaniola and discovered the Bahamas. This only happened because he was blown off course. During his first voyage he ran a ship aground, left 39 men to start a colony that were killed by the natives. He came home with no riches to the crown, a few… native trinkets, and no route to India. ( Full Answer )
I think he was trying to proove the world was flat or spherical, and if he would fall off the edge- This answer is not quite right = This answer is incorrect: At that time, people already knew that the world was round (Galileo Galilei proved that the earth is round.) He was trying to go to India… but he accidentally found America and didnt notice that. ( Full Answer )
Columbus did not discover America, but Balboa in 1513 leads a party across the Isthmus of Panama and was the first European to see the Pacific. In 1540 De Soto explores the southern tip of the US. John Cabot in 1497 landed in Newfoundland. All of these men and more actually landed and explored North… America. Columbus did not. ( Full Answer )
No. He never saw North America nor knew it existed. He found islands in the Bahamas on his 4 voyages.
First, he didn't "discover America". In his diary he writes " In order that they (the Tainos) might feel amity towards us, because I knew they were people to be delivered and converted to our holy faith rather by love than by force. I gave to some among them some red caps and some glass beads, which… they hung round their necks, and many other things of little value..........they should be good servants and of quick intelligence, since I see that they very soon say all that is said to them, and I believe that they would easily be made Christians, for it appeared to me that they had no creed. Out Lord willing, at the time of my departure I will bring back six of them to Your Highness's that they may learn to talk." ( Full Answer )
Columbus did NOT discover America, but with him in 1492 was Ponce de Leon who DID land on the tip of Florida a few years later. Columbus never knew that North America existed.
NO MY MOM DID! no jk. but still no... Native Americans were there first.. OH YEAH A 6TH GRADER ANSWERED THIS, BABY! :P
because he was the first one to step foot on America besides the native Americans and said he discovered it.
Yes, he did. He was actually searching for a western sea route to Asia. He thought he could reach the East Indies this way.
He didn't discover America. Leif Erikson, a viking, discovered America. He said there 500 years before columbus.
Columbus discovered America in 1492. He married Filipa Moniz Perestrello, daughter of the Porto Santo governor. Records claim that Felipa died in 1485. It is also thought that Columbus may have left his first wife, but either way,Columbus took a 20 year old mistress named Beatriz whilst in Spain dur…ing 1487. ( Full Answer )
America was discovered before colombus by some people as vikings in tenth and eleventh century. in 1492 :cristoph colobus landed exactly in 1492 in a small island in Bahamas than he sailed to the island of HISAPANIOLA (the domenican republic ),than he went to cuba thinking that he had discovered I…NDIA ,he called the native people INDIANS ,later he made three others voyages . ( Full Answer )
Christopher Columbus discovered that the Scandinavian vikings had discovered America first because they were on there way to find the poles. (north pole and south pole)
The king and queen of Spain, Queen Isabel of Castilla, and King Ferdinand of Aragon.
A new traderoute to India. When he came upon a set of isles in the Caribbean, he named them the 'West Indies' for this reason.
Columbus did not discover America, but he did find the island of Hispaniola. Several Spanish, French, and English explorers landed in several areas of the future United States. In 1513 Balboa lead a party across the Isthmus of Panama and was the first European to see the Pacific ocean. In 1519 Corte…s marched into Mexico. In 1531 Pizarro led 180 men into Peru. From 1540-1542 Coronado and de Soto explored the American Southwest. Coronado discovered the Grand Canyon. In 1497 Cabot explored along the coast of Newfoundland and the northern regions of America. ( Full Answer )
Neither. Lief Ericson discovered North America second while Christopher Columbus discovered it third. A Viking did discover North America and his name was Bjarni Herjolfsson. He discovered North America about 200 years before Lief Ericson
Christopher Columbus did not discover America. America was visited by the vikings, Chinese and supposedly the Celts but these were only visitors considering the fact that America already had a population of Indians. Also .. im not going to change that because its true.... Well not necessarily, Chr…istopher Columbus did not discover america at all.He took native Americans and put them through harmful and crucial things.He burned them alive and killed the babies.He raped the women.He did not discover america.Native Americans did.They just didn't have a say in it.Christopher c. was horrible to natives and didn't really care. He held them through unusual punishments that no one should be put through.Christopher Columbus is a liar. He should not be celebrated. After everything he put natives through we shouldn't even have him in our history books.The pain and the misery that the natives went through.They didn't have any type of say about it. They were treated like slaves,treated like they were owned and i don't think anyone should be put through any of that. We should all have a day to celebrate the native Americans and to give them respect.Especially since they had to go through what they went through. Christopher Columbus Sailed The Ocean Blue In 1942? Think again,who should we thank ? ( Full Answer )
Well, not actually. The viking's were actually the first europeans to discover America but we consider cristoper Columbus the first because the vikings never told anybody, and nobody found out until christopher Columbus found it. .
This is one of those things in history that has been taken as fact, but isn't true. History is full of this. Once people accept an fact as "real" it becomes true whether it is true or not. American history is full of fables about what has happened. Often stories and poems written over a 100 years af…ter an event are taken as history. An example of this is the Ride of Paul Revere. ( Full Answer )
no they did not discover America Amerigo Vespucci did that's where America got its name
Well, he heard from someone that he discovered gold at China, so he wanted to go to China nad get gold, but accidently he discovered America.
On his third voyage but he landed on it NOT found it others found it first!
His journey wasn't to discover America. He was going to India. He just thought it was India.
What did Christopher Columbus think he had discovered on his voyage and what did he really discover?
He thought he discovered Asia but they soon discovered he was wrong and called it the New World.
Palos de la Frontera a town and municipality located in the southwestern Spanish province of Huelva.
He didn't discover America. He never knew it existed. He found an island in the Bahamas with a Native American tribe.
They are peoples (Vikings) from Norway. There is evidence that Leif Ericson voyaged to what is now Newfoundland in 1,000 AD CE. Some historians also make a case the Ericson also explored deeper into North America.
Domesticated sheep came over with the Europeans. However wild sheep came over the Bering Strait in prehistory times. This was about 750,000 years ago.