Christopher Columbus

Christopher Columbus

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Christopher Columbus and his journey west.

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  • Queen Isabella of Spain--I think I can find a route to Asia faster by going West!
  • In 1492, Christopher Columbus wanted access to three ships to sail West to Asia. Columbus thought that sailing west would get him to Asia faster than sailing around Africa
  • Very well Christopher Columbus, you may have your three ships. Find the quickest route to Asia!
  • Equipped with three ships--the Nina, the Pinta and the Santa Maria, Columbus let for Asia on September 6, 1492
  • I leave Spain on a journey for Asia. It will take me a month to make the 2,500 mile journey.
  • Columbus arrived in the Bahamas on October 12, 1492. He incorrectly believed that he had arrived on an island somewhere off the coast of Japan.
  • I made it to Asia! Or is it?
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