Hello! My name is Sunshine Smith. Yes, that's my real name my parents were hippies. Anyways, I'm here to tell you about Christopher Columbus and how he gave us a holiday to get out of school.
So, Columbus was this Italian explorer that set out to find another sea route to Asia. He believed that if he crossed the Atlantic Ocean, Asia would be right there. Unfortunately, only Ferdinand of Aragon and Isabella of Castile, aka the King and Queen of Spain supported him. He went on his voyage on Nina, the Pinta, and the Santa Maria, three ships that later became history.
After months of traveling, Columbus and his crew sailed into the Carribean and found the Bahamas. Then, he encountered the Taino, a native American tribe. Thus, began the colonization of South and North America.
That's not what he really said, but he may as well have. Instead, he began trading with them and looked for gold.
Hi, my name is Columbus. May destroy your home and kill your families, so that I can become rich?
Before going back to Europe, Columbus and his crew built a settlement in Hispaniola. Then, he told the King and Queen of Spain about his findings they were ecstatic, so they funded the next three voyages. When he returned to South America, Hispaniola was gone to this day none knows what happened.
Since Colombus was so deeply in love with Queen Isabella, he sent her 500 slaves. To say that she was uset would be an understatement.