Christopher Columbus

Christopher Columbus

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  • Backround
  • Hi I'm Christopher  Columbus's  mother
  • Leadership
  • Hi Im Columbus, I wanted to find a shorter route to Asia.
  • Legacy
  • Because of Christopher Columbus we live in North America today. 
  • Christopher Columbus was born in Genoa Italy, 1451, and died May 20, 1506. Christopher’s real name was Cristoforo Colombo , his name in spanish was Cristobal Colon. Columbus’s father, (Domenico) was a wool weaver and merchant, while Christopher's mother (Susanna Fontanarossa), was the daughter of a woolen merchant.
  • Columbus and his brother, Bartholomew both knew that there were many opportunities to profit in China and East Asia.On August  3, 1492 Columbus and a crew and 3 ships, named the Nina, Pinta, and Santa Maria left spain and headed westward to where he thought Asia was. On October 12th 1492 Columbus landed on a small island in the Bahamas. Columbus never got to step foot on North America.
  • Christopher Columbus is credited with discovering the continent of North America even though there were already thousands of Natives living there. When the spanish learned about this New World many conquerors went there to see what was up. This led to the Spanish colonization of the Americas.His discoveries were very helpful in the establishment of Spanish colonies in North America.
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