Christopher Columbus

Christopher Columbus, considered one of the greate

st explorersof all time. Like every other explorer, Columbus had many reasons for his exploration. However, it is made obvious by studying the history of Columbus’ explorations that his main motive for exploration was greed. Columbus had the same desires as many explorers both before and after him. He yearned for gold. He wanted land. […]

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Christopher Columbus – Our Nations Noble Founder Or Is He

People today try very carefully to be politically correct in order to ensure the equality of all races and creeds. When examining and studying historical events, it is unavoidable but to look at the 15th century through the lenses of a 21st century thinker. Accordingly, many modern historians have begun to view Columbus more critically […]

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Christopher Columbus

As we all sit down and enjoy the day off from our duties, we often think of Christopher Columbus and thank him for his accomplishments and contributions, but do we ever look beyond it & think how cruel he was to the native people of America? Columbus had found the new world in an attempt […]

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Significant Historical Ocean Voyages

Thousands of years ago, people have already managed to travel in oceans and seas through boats and rafts. These bodies of water are part of their everyday life because they are the sources of their food and living. During those epochs, no records have been done about the earliest and first man to travel in […]

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Zheng He or Christopher Columbus

Was Christopher Columbus the first to discover America? Nowadays if you ask someone who was the first to discover America, most would say Christopher Columbus. But if you ask a real historian or a history professor, they would go back as far as 70 years before Columbus discovered America. Columbus may have been the first […]

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Christopher Columbus Example #2

Christopher Columbus was an explorer, navigator and colonizer from Genoa, Italy. His voyages across the Atlantic led to the discovery of America while trying to find an all water route to India and China. “In the 19th century, Christopher Columbus was regarded as one of the most heroic and significant figures of his or any […]

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The Effects of Christopher Columbus

In 1492, Christopher Columbus landed in the new world; the Native Americans lives were altered through the introduction of the Columbian Exchange, Cultural changes and loss of their homeland. Columbus’s discovery of the new world sparked colonization of the Americas. There was an ample amount of vast, arable land thus creating economic opportunity for the […]

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Christopher Columbus First and Fourth Voyage Letters

After reading the First Letter to Luis de Santangel and the Letter to Ferdinand and Isabella regarding the fourth voyage, I have compared the two letters. They seem to be written by different people because of the change of environments. The First Letter to Luis de Santangel was written on February 17, 1493. Ten years […]

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Christopher Columbus

Christopher Columbus: Letter to Ferdinand and Isabel Regarding the Fourth Voyage This letter had a negative and cynical tone. It describes the lands in exhausted state and in destruction. “Of Espanola, Paria, and the other lands, I never think without weeping, I believed that their example would have been to the profit of others; on […]

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Christopher Columbus

Who was the greatest explorer of the Age of Exploration? Vespucci? No. Magellan? No. Columbus? Yes. Columbus paved the road for all explorers of the time. Columbus was an Italian explorer who thought that he could reach India by traveling west instead of having to sail under the southern tip of Africa; this was very […]

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Christopher Columbus

Age of the exploration is the time period when Europeans began to explore the rest of the world. During this age, a famous explorer, called Christopher Columbus discovered a new place that acted to change the world in a very different way. The fall of Constantinople in 1453 separated European trade links by land with […]

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Christopher Columbus

Christopher Columbus was a villain because he promoted slavery and brought new diseases to the Americas. Christopher Columbus promoted the enslavement of the natives. For example, He wrote in his diary on October twelfth, “…that the people are ingenious, and would be good servants…” (Halsall). This shows that Columbus believed that these people would be […]

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Christopher Columbus: Hero or Villain

Was Christopher Columbus really the hero that everyone perceived him as? Or was he really just a scoundrel who was not accepting of others? And should we celebrate Columbus Day or should we not? Most are innocent to the facts about Columbus believe that Columbus is a hero, but I’m not that naive. I believe […]

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