Christopher Columbus

Why did Columbus discover the US?



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Columbus did not discover the US, which did not exist at the time of his voyages, nor did he land anywhere that later became part of the US> He did land on Caribbean islands that were part of the continental region of the Americas, and his voyages lead to the European expansion into the Americas.

He made his voyages trying to reach China and the Indies, and the eastern route was block to Europeans by the Muslims.