Where did christopher Columbus thought he had reached in 1492?
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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 )
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.
simple, it could be two reasons complementing each other, . 1)-Trade routes ( silk road) were cut off or blocked after thefall of Constantinopole (Istanbul/Turkey) to Ottoman Turks . 2)- Sailing towards west to go far east avoiding Turks in theeast 3)economic rivalry with portugal 4)to spread chri…stianity and scientific and technologicalimprovements ( Full Answer )
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.
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 thought he was traveling to the Indies, but he landed in the Bahamas. . He also traveled to Cuba.
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.
The exact place is in dispute, but it was somewhere in the Bahamasor the Turks and Caicos islands.
He never reached North America and only landed in the Bahamas. It took a month to get there and the entire trip took a total of 3 months.
Columbus discovered the virgin islands in 1492 and who ever is reading this u should kno that
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 )
Columbus found gold items, animals, and Indian people. After King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella saw everything they paid for a second expedition.
Christopher Columbus first reached the Canary Islands on October12, 1492. Christopher Columbus is credited with discovering Americahowever he was not the first explorer to reach America.
he never got to america,he thought that he was in america but in a different place
No he did not, He reached the Bahamas and that's it, he died befor he could reach America
He thought he could take a short cut by going around Europe instead of going through walking.
Columbus reached all the major islands of the caribbean and Honduras in central America which he called the Indies
12 October 1492 : Columbus reaches the New World After sailing across the Atlantic Ocean, Italian explorer Christopher Columbus sights a Bahamian island, believing he has reached East Asia. His expedition went ashore the same day and claimed the land for Isabella and Ferdinand of Spain, who sponso…red his attempt to find a western ocean route to China, India, and the fabled gold and spice islands of Asia .......................... After sailing across the Atlantic Ocean, Italian explorer Christopher Columbus sights a Bahamian island, believing he has reached East Asia. His expedition went ashore the same day and claimed the land for Isabella and Ferdinand of Spain, who sponsored his attempt to find a western ocean route to China, India, and the fabled gold and spice islands of Asia. ( 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.
Columbus's main goals were twofold- Spanish expansionism and an increase in prestige for Spanish sea power. His expedition was heavily subsidised by the Spanish monarchy and aristocracy, because it was very much in their own interests to do so. By the end of the 15th Century, few people any longer b…elieved that the world was flat, and it was widely known that new lands of some kind lay far off on the Western side of the Atlantic Ocean. But not many people knew just HOW distant they were, nor how to succesfully navigate there. The Spanish Government knew that if Spain could establish a safe navigable passage to the Americas, and also establish the nature of the 'new' lands, this could potentially hugely increase Spain's influence. The natural resources found there, and lucrative trading agreements with the population, stood to enable the Spanish economy to become so powerful that it could make Spain the dominant financial power in Europe. Ultimately, there lay the possibility of mass Spanish colonialism leading to the 'new world' falling directly under Madrid's control. There was also the question of a successful voyage being a huge propaganda coup for Spanish seafaring. In those days, England and Spain were the two main naval powers in Europe- but England under the Tudors had the edge. If a Spanish expeditionary team was able to pull off a major success, this would have a profound psychological effect upon England's opinion of what Spain was capable of. ( Full Answer )
I collect these clocks. The value depends on the condition, and the variation of the clock. If the clock is in fair condition the value would be about $100. Excellent condition with the acorn weights and time weight would be about $150 to $200. If it has the advertising plate or has an original ship…ping create, someone may be willing to offer $300 at auction. . the "Columbus Clock" was manufactured starting in about 1892 by "The Bostwick and Burgess Mfg. Co.", located in Norwalk, Ohio. They made between 10,000 and 20,000 of the clocks and they were sold at the Chicago Columbian Exposition in 1893, which was the first Worlds Fair. It is believed that they originally sold for $5.oo. By the end of the fair it is reported that they were selling for $1.oo each. . Darrell ( Full Answer )
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.
Christopher Columbus called the island he landed on San Salvador inhis October 12, 1492. This island was located in what is now theBahamas. It could have actually been San Salvador Island, SamanaCay, or Plana Cays.
Christopher Columbus thought he had landed in Asia originally. He had no idea he had found a "new world." Of course, to the natives, it was far from new. Columbus wasn't exactly leader material, he was pretty much just lucky. In fact, his crew members consisted of murders and criminals that were loc…ked away. That's all he could get the king and queen of Spain to forfeit because his boasts were so unconvincing. ( Full Answer )
On christopher Columbus's 1st voyage he landed in the Americas which he thought was India
Christopher Columbus thought that he had reached India when he got to San Salvador and the West Indies (hence the name). He thought that the world was pear shaped instead of flat so he went off to prove his theory.
He brought . 40 men on the Santa Maria, 26 on the Pina, 24 on Nina. 85 were Spanish, 4 from Italy, 1 from Portugal. There were 4 criminals and 25 cats. They brought disease to the New World and the possibility of more explorers.
He NEVER did reach the mainland of N. Amercia. He found Hispaniola and always thought it was India.
When he reached the Caribbean (Mid-America) he thought he was in India. Hence the Caribbean is often referred to as the West Indies.
Yes, The crew was going to throw him over board. He gave them a deal after 3 days if they had not found land he would turn back. You might want to know Why his crew went to mutiny: They were scared, sea sick, tired, hungry(The rats ate food, and what little food they didn't eat was filled with worms…) and homesick. They were tired of Columbus lieing to them. ( Full Answer )
He went westbound in search of a safe and quicker route to Asia. Cathay (China, according to PLATO)
well he was to tired so he was just trying to find it for land food drinks and so he could accomplish his mission
Another question which cannot be answered, the following are the estimates and the variability: Estimates of American Indian Population, circa ( ca. ) 1492 . Kroeber (1939) . Rosenblat (1954) . Steward (1949) . Sapper (1924) . Dobyns (1966) . (Millions) . North Americ…a . 0.9 . 1.0 . 1.0 . 2.0 - 3.5 . 9.8 - 12.3 . Mexico . 3.2 . 4.5 . 4.5 . 12.0 - 15.0 . 30.0 - 37.5 . Central America . 0.1 . 0.8 . 0.7 . 5.0 - 6.0 . 10.8 - 13.5 . Caribbean . 0.2 . 0.3 . 0.2 . 3.0 - 4.0 . 0.4 - 0.6 . Andes . 3.0 . 4.8 . 6.1 . 12.0 - 15.0 . 30.0 - 37.5 . Lowland South America . 1.0 . 2.0 . 2.9 . 3.0 - 5.0 . 9.0 - 11.2 . Hemispheric Total . 8.4 . 13.4 . 15.5 . 37.0 - 48.5 . 90.0 - 112.6 . ( Full Answer )
He actually didn't ever reach asia. He meant to but then he discovered the new world on accident.
Columbus thought he had reached India (which is a country in thecontinent of Asia) but in reality he had landed on CaribbeanIslands (North America). (this is why Native Americans are calledIndians).
He believed he had found India and named the native people living there Indian's. Columbus had not reached India as he thought but had reached Central America.
India, this is why Native Americans are called Indians. Columbus made a rather bad mistake is his distance calculations.
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.
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 was seeking a quicker passage to India, so thought he had landed there at first. This was in 1492 though.
There are a lot of arguments about where Columbus landed first. It was for sure an island near San Salvador and Cuba, though.
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 asked them for help and they taught him how to make food and he was very thankful to them
The voyage of Columbus marked the beginning of the Spanish exploitation of the Western Hemisphere. Although Columbus actually learned very little about the Western Hemisphere, he learned enough to interest other Europeans, which set off waves of invasions.
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.
The exact landing site of Columbus is a matter of some dispute, but it was probably the island of Hispaniola.
yes, Columbus set sail for the first time in 1492, with the Pinta,the Nina and the Santa Maria (flagship)