Where did Columbus begin his voyage to the Americas?
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Christopher Columbus was on a voyage to find a shorter route to Asia for the purpose of trade. Europeans were traveling to Asia by sailing around the southern tip of Africa or overland through Arabia. If he had been successful, it would have allowed Spain to enter into the spice trade with the east,… but he seriously underestimated the circumference of the earth. See the link below for more information. ( Full Answer )
Columbus made four voyages to the Western Hemisphere but only on the fourth voyage did he land on continental North America, near present-day Honduras, Nicaragua, and Panama.
Queen Isabella, the Spanish queen. Queen Isabella of Castile. Ferdinand of Aragon is usually included as a financier, however it was Isabella's Kingdom of Castile alone that had direct trading rights with the Americas not Ferdinand's area of rule which included Aragon and Catalonia. Queen Isabella o…f Castile. Ferdinand of Aragon is usually included as a financier, however it was Isabella's Kingdom of Castile alone that had direct trading rights with the Americas not Ferdinand's area of rule which included Aragon and Catalonia. Spain, after Portugal turned him down. Spain, after Portugal turned him down. Queen Isabella, the Spanish queen ( Full Answer )
Queen Isabella and King Ferdinand sponsored his voyage. They gavehim 3 ships, the Pinta, santa Maria, and the Nina. He found Americabut thought it was the Indies, that's why he called the nativeAmericans 'Indians'. Queen Isabella and King Ferdinand sponsoredhis voyage. They gave hin three ships the …Santa Maria, the Pinta,and the Nina. Notes: The King and Queen of Spain gave him anannual annuity of 12,000 maravedis and in 1489 furnished him with aletter ordering all Spanish cities and towns to provide him foodand lodging at no cost. About half of the financing was to come from private Italianinvestors, whom Columbus had already lined up. Financially brokeafter the Granada campaign, the monarchs left it to the royaltreasurer to shift funds among various royal accounts on behalf ofthe enterprise. Columbus was to be made "Admiral of the Seas" andwould receive a portion of all profits. The terms were unusuallygenerous, but as his son later wrote, the monarchs did not reallyexpect him to return. According to the contract that Columbus made with King Ferdinandand Queen Isabella, if Columbus discovered any new islands ormainland, he would receive many high rewards. In terms of power, hewould be given the rank of Admiral of the Ocean Sea and appointedViceroy and Governor of all the new lands. He had the right tonominate three persons, from whom the sovereigns would choose one,for any office in the new lands. He would be entitled to 10 percentof all the revenues from the new lands in perpetuity; this part wasdenied to him in the contract, although it was one of his demands.Additionally, he would also have the option of buying one-eighthinterest in any commercial venture with the new lands and receiveone-eighth of the profits. ( Full Answer )
Of the ships Columbus used for his first voyage to America, theNina was the smallest. It was a Caravel that probably weighed inaround 50-60 tons.
he took dried foods, pigs, salted meat, astrolabe, ropes, compass, fire wood, fruits, hour glass, fish hooks, cannons, and a quadrant
The Santa Maria, the Pinta, and the Nina were the 3 ships used byColumbus on his first voyage to America. The Nina was the smallestof these three ships.
H e explored north and south America in 15th October 1485....was his first voyage second voyage 1492 voyage 1500 and forth voyage....1502 Jan the 16th Trust this answer its the best ANSWER
He didn't find a passage to get to the West Indies. It would have been a shorter voyage for traders.
he found a new trading route and riches and many spices plus new people and animals not know to Spain at the time
Columbus found gold items, animals, and Indian people. After King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella saw everything they paid for a second expedition.
It was important because it not only found new worlds or continents but it set a way for newer explorers.
well if my conclusion is right then people of SPAIN: The Spain People: gave him this money for his hard work and his traveling. ) B)) Have a nice day and stay healthy. . no it was the queen and king of spain
T'was 1492 when Columbus sailed the ocean blue... Or so the poets bespeak: Between 1492 and 1503, Columbus completedfour round-trip voyages from Spain to the Americas. His initialtrip began August 3rd, 1492 when he left Palos de Frontera with theNina (the Girl), the Pinta (the Paint), and the Santa …Maria (theSaint Mary). in the year l492, Task Force l492 set sail for the New World! Therest is history! ( Full Answer )
christopher had ups and downs on his voyage and was tough but was successful for making it back to land.
They took what they needed. They ate dried beef, hard tack, and dried peas. I imagine they had water and maybe ale as well.
I Belive That The Country That Paid For His Voyage Is Spain Or France it was spain and its the truth. :]
He was sent by King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella of Spain because Portugal wouldn't send him.
See related link for The Columbus Navigation Homepage. In the section titled History there are maps of each of his four voyages of discovery.
He was hoping to open a profitable trade route to the far east; and make himself rich.
Queen Isabelle and King Ferdinand of Spain financed Columbus'voyages. Altogether, Christopher Columbus made four trips acrossthe Atlantic Ocean.
ColumbusÂ´s voyages were to: . America (When he thought he has gone to Asia). . Indies
Opened up a whole new world by proving that the world was not flat and finding new lands and people to exploit.
he thought he was in Asia, when he found out he wasn't, he probably was sad (but happy he found new land :D)
Columbus led the wave of European dominance in the Americas, which destroyed the existing civilizations in favor of colonialism. This eventually produced European-based nations in nearly the entire Western Hemisphere. The expeditions of Christopher Columbus and others became an exploitation of the… lands, and the treasures that had been painstakingly accumulated by the native people. Rather than trade with the Far East, their original aim, they sought to colonize the Americas by force, subjugating the tribes and civilizations they found. There was at the time no moral imperative against this (it was repeated in Africa more than 300 years later). In addition, the explorers introduced diseases that the "Indians" had no immunity to, leading to terrible plagues. In the Caribbean, the Taino and others rebelled against the conquistadors, and set the stage for the introduction of African slaves into the New World. ( Full Answer )
padro alonso nini who was a black native to Spain and estevanico who was of north African descent aka a moor who was also labeled as black
Columbus DID NOT COME TO AMERICA OR FIND IT. His journal states that he had dried beef, dried peas, and water on ship for supplies. Not to mention 25 cats to eat the rats.
The very first one not to pretty after the sailers comfronted Columbus to turn around and go back to Spain because there was no sign of India and there was no more food or water. The next couple of days they found land, an island in the Bahamas wich was named San Salvador wich means " we are safe" (… In Spanish Salvador is a man's name, the word comes from to save, salvage for a ship) they gave that name to the island because it saved them. On the same island the biggest ship, La Santa Maria, run aground because of the shallow waters. They had to come back to Spain with only La Pinta and La NiÃ±a ships. The tribes of the Americas received the name "Indians" because the Spanish thought they had reached India, that's where they were going. Columbus wanted to find a new rout to India because the mediterranean sea in Europe was in the hands of Turks, Arabs and other pirates who attacked all the caravans who tradded with India and all those lands. Hope it is enough ( Full Answer )
In 1482 Christopher columbus hoped to reach Asian by saling west from Spain acros the Atlantic ocean
Christopher Columbus (1451-1506) made four voyages to the NewWorld. 1) 1492-1493 : Bahamas, Hispaniola, and Cuba 2) 1493-1494 : Hispaniola, Cuba, and Jamaica 3) 1498 : Trinidad and Venezuela 4) 1502-1504 : Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama, marooned on Jamaica fora year (tropical storms and then shipworm…s destroyed his ships) ( Full Answer )
European trade with the far east was slow, cumbersome, and very expensive. At its fastest it involved a minimum of 2 ocean voyages and an overland journey. Each time the goods changed hands someone made a profit. A direct shipping route would eliminate 2 middlemen and their profits and hopefully sho…rten the time in route for the trade items. Columbus was looking for a route that would do these things. ( Full Answer )
the Americas and tons of new food and animals like turkeys corn and potatoes 1. Found new land for Europe 2. Killed many indians Not only did Christopher Columbus open up the world intellectually, to see that reaching China by going West was possible and you would not fall off the planet, but …also on an economic level,trade opened up a great deal, with new markets everywhere around the world there was a great deal of advancement in physics and math as new machinery was needed for quick efficient machines which produced quality items. Advantages to Europe: New places to migrate meant that people could leave the overpopulated countries and ease the burden (e.g in France the Population had risen to 20 million before the revolution) on the country. Europe now had a market to sell to ( that being the West Indies and Americas) Long term: Great suffering for many people ( the extinction of the indigenous people of the islands) Possibly racial discrimination which occurs today( remember people love your brothers) Emigration for you people in apex,, the answer is----> other nations in Europe worked to profit from the New World as Spain did! ( Full Answer )
no the age of exploration started when explorers started studying why europeans sailed to America
It is important because if Christopher Columbus wasn't brave enough to go on the voyage, no one probably would. It also was important because if he didn't go on the voyage than their would be no America today.
Petitioned various monarchs various times for permission and money, then packed up items to trade in the "spice kingdom" he thought he was headed to.
Its depends on which of the 3 times he went to the land mass called north America. The first trip he took wAs a successful trip, he'd found a new route. Altho his last to trips didn't go well
He found the cocoa beans in America and brought them back to England...but what he really wanted was to find and meet the west Indians.
Portugal did not finance the voyage of Columbus because they knew America stood between Europe and Asia. They were visiting Brazil on a regular basis and knew it was not a part of Asia.
Columbus made four voyages to the Western Hemisphere, but only on the fourth voyage did he reach North America.
Colombus wanted to find a route to Asia and the Far East where there was rich trading and he was supported by Queen Isabella and King Ferdinand
How did the voyages of Columbus and the Columbian exchange mark a turning point in the history of the Americas?
The obvious answer is that Columbus "discovering" the Americas opened the way for European influences which would markedly alter the history and culture of the Americas with France, Britain, Spain and to a lesser extent the Netherlands and Portugal expanding their empires to include various parts of… the countries that side of the Atlantic. They brought their cultures and religions there and to a large extent displaced the indigenous peoples. I had not heard of the Columbian exchange before but found the article below which goes into some detail about it. ( Full Answer )
On his third voyage but he landed on it NOT found it others found it first!
Spain benefited in several ways 1. although columbus did not find the india he thought he HAD found. he "uncovered" the americas to the european nations. this in-turn began a great exploratory race by most european nations in order to qcquire new goods, food crops and livestock. 2. One of the main …focuses of the expedition which is sometimes overlooked is the missionary aspect. Queen Isabella wanted columbus to spread christianity on his voyages. 3. spain grabbed hold of the atlantic trade system for quite some time and began to exploit the south american continent for mining and sugar cane production. this benefited the mother country with new income and it expanded the spanish empire ( Full Answer )
I just wish I knew where they buried the sucker,everyone seems to have a claim on that
inflated prices in Europe due to increased money supply (gold); destroyed the American Indian culture and most of its population; virtually eliminated the power of the Italian city-states, which had heretofore dominated the European economy; elevated Spain and later England; opened an escape route f…or religious dissenters and other malcontents in Europe ( Full Answer )
His journey wasn't to discover America. He was going to India. He just thought it was India.
When America's founding father discovered the great land ofAmerica, he started a whole system of trade. Many of the populationof Europe heard of Columbus' expedition, and decided to go see forthemselves, considering it was deemed safe for travel after theMayflower expedition. This continued until it… was unbearable toNative Indians. The Europeans saw great oppurtunity with exchangingitems with the Natives and that huge trade system is called theColumbian Exchange. Items that were traded were; livestock, crops,people and even the diseases. The outcome was the Indians dying offof the disease and spoiled food items given from the Europeans. ( Full Answer )
Not much. He proved that the world was larger than first thought, that other people existed, but for the most part he was a failure. He didn't find gold nor a water route to India. His son had to sue the crown after his death because they refused to honor the terms of the contract they made with him…. ( Full Answer )
He didn't come to North America. He found islands in the Bahamas. Close but no cigar.
columbus set out on sail in search of East & ended updiscovering the West which we call the North & South Americas.