Christopher Columbus

Christopher Columbus

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  • The voyages of Christopher Columbus led to the Spanish establishing colonies in the Americas.
  • Columbus sailed west across the Atlantic Ocean in search of an alternate trade route to Asia and its riches.
  • Columbus's ships were called the Nina, Pinta, and the Santa Maria.
  • Columbus thought he had reached the West Indies, but instead he had landed near the Bahamas in the Caribbean and would call the natives "Indians".
  • Columbus thought he was the first to discover America, but he wasn't.
  • America was rich with gold and spices and had new animals never seen before.
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