His career in exploration started when he was very young. As a teenager he traveled the seas and eventually made Portugal his base. Columbus came to believe that the East Indies (present day Indonesia and surrounding islands) could be reached by sailing west through the Atlantic Ocean. He appealed to the kings of Portugal, France and England to finance a westward trip to the Indies, but all denied his request. After ten years of monumental efforts but fruitless results, King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella of Spain agreed to finance Columbus in the hopes of acquiring great wealth.
Columbus Good Or Bad? I am going to talk about was columbus a good or bad guy and some of the things he did to deserve both good and bad but if I had to pick I think he was a bad guy. So first lets talk about what he did to be good he sailed to the new land and was brave enough to go by himself and he ended up in a new world where we live today and all of our ancestors followed him. But there's a lot more reasons why he is a bad guy. Alright in my opinion columbus was only looking to become a leader, become very wealthy, and of course he wanted a lot of power.
The anniversary of the day, October 12, 1492, when Christopher Columbus landed in the San Salvador Islands is celebrated by many countries in the Americas. Columbus’ landing was not the very first in the Americas, but he was the first European to claim land for a European nation. Many people celebrate and praise the day as the beginning of a culture, but some are violently opposed to celebrating this man, who, to them, began a culture which continues to display many evils. In my opinion, although Columbus who brought home slaves himself, and treated natives brutally if they could not find gold for him, did not set a good example for settlers coming after him, such a huge transgression cannot be blamed on one man, when hundreds of men after him did not put a stop to these evils. “Columbus is responsible for the murder of millions of indigenous people,” says osia.org.
Columbus’s exploration of the New World ended lives and heritage of many people. The Discovery of the New world was later on followed by series of minor developments in navigation, geography, astronomy and economy through the Atlantic circuit but in contrast it even these minor devalopments were ”Not..worth price of human lives.”(Sale 188). Additionally Europeans imposed and substituted their institutions, ideas,languages, cultures, technologies and economy for the New World’s original heritage and language. Also” it gave birth to the most infamous and the most atrocious of all traffics, that of slave, the most execrable of crimes against nature (Reynal /190)”. Ships of African slaves crossed the Atlantic to the Americas to work on European sugar and tobacco plantations under the harshest conditions, which led to an end of many slaves’ lives.
Essay Christopher Columbus was an explorer which was born in the Republic of Genoa in 1451. Columbus can be considered one of the best explorers ever, but he considered himself a failure. Because he thought he had found India when he had actually found the Americas. Even with this mistake Columbus achieved a lot in his Navigational life, since he found some islands which today are known as Bahamas, and he lead to the European colonization in the Americas. So can Columbus be really considered a failure?
In the year of 1492 Christopher Columbus discovered the ‘New World’ which we now call North America while trying to find an alternate and faster route to the Indies. Upon his arrival he discovered indigenous people of North America. Between the years of 1492 and 1607 The French, British, and Spanish arrived and colonized the area. Between the three countries lied many social and political differences that affect the indigenous people greatly. Columbus’ journey to find a quicker route the Indies began in 1942 after he was given the funds from the King and Queen of Spain, Ferdinand and Isabel.
In 1492, Christopher Columbus discovered the Americas on a voyage sponsored by the Spanish crown, opening the door to colonization in the area. During the sixteenth century, Spain dedicated enormous amounts of money and manpower to exploration and colonization. The heart of the Spanish-American empire was called New Spain and was located in present-day Mexico. However, the Spanish also laid claim to much of South America, conquering the indigenous peoples and killing any who resisted Spanish rule (3). When de Erauso was four years old, her parents placed her in a Dominican convent.
According to Zinn, how is Columbus portrayed in traditional history books? A: As a great hero that discovered the Americas but was willing to do anything to get what he wanted. 4. Why does Zinn dispute Henry Kissinger’s statement: “History is the memory of states?” A: because Zinn thinks that we must not accept the memory of states as our own. Zinn’s argument was not against selection, simplification, and emphasis, but his argument was against the mapmakers distortion.
From the very beginning when Christopher Columbus arrived at the “Indies” he assumed that he can take it to his advantage in using the natives as his personal slaves. He demanded to know where the gold was since this was what he was out to do from the highest authority of Spain. On October 1492 he had arrived to distant islands and was greeted by local Indians. They where wearing what he came to look for and managed to convince them to show him the way in which they had collected this precious metal. Gold was very important to him and specially the Anarchy.
Fay Wang Period 7 US History 9/10/11 Chapter 1 Writing Assignment When Christopher Columbus found the New World, he would also find new possibilities for both Spain and other countries. In 1492, the Santa Maria landed on San Salvador. While Columbus had intended to find Asia, he instead found a new culture of people and different resources. Eventually more countries would also come to the New World to explore these people and items. It was a game of who could get more money and glory, and the discovery of the New World would only add on to this.