They had the first records of North America starting in 1320. Christopher Columbus was not sailing blind when he thought he was going to India. He himself admits having gleaned “the most copious and good and true information from distinguished men of great learning”, the Chinese who came to Florence in 1434. In the year 1418 the King of Portugal obtained a Chinese map. Ten years later, the Doge’s palace somehow got a map that included the Americas and Australia, yet no European had ever been there before.
I Pre colonial Times A. 1250 AD --The Polos 1. traveled to china for 25 years --was known as Marco Polo a.his first travel book in history . realized they could reach asia through sea B. The Portuguese 1. in 1487 they find the length of Africa 2. Gama found the water route to asia C. Columbus - first to have the idea that if you sail to the west u arrive at the east 1.1484-- NObody gives him the money for his journey 2.
Christopher Columbus “sailed the ocean blue” in 1492. He is given so much credit for not being the first persons who settled on American land, actually Native Americans (the Arawaks) were already living there. Although Columbus came about American land which he called “The Indies”, he was set out on his voyage to find Asia, Columbus did not expect to find the Americas, not to mention how welcoming and generous the Arawaks were- he clearly took advantage of them by leading to killing all Arawaks , allowing them to become nonexistent, he also is given credit because he “proved the world is round” actually, he was not the first person that proved this- therefore, Columbus was falsely given credit for finding the Americas, proving “the world is round,” and should not be considered a hero or have a holiday for his unexpected finding and cruel treatment to the
In his article “Who the heck did “discover” the New World?” author Donald Dale Jackson examines the evidence and attempts to answer this question. He “feels pretty certain” that Madoc and Madman was the first true discoverer of America. However, after reading the arguments and information that he has put forth in this article, it is obvious that the Japanese fishermen were the first true discoverers of the New World. The case for a Japanese discoverer began with the finding of pottery fragments in Ecuador circa 3000 B.C. The discovery was made by an amateur archaeologist on the Pacific Coast of Ecuador in 1956.
The basic story of Columbus is pretty much the same no matter where you read about it. Historians everywhere have gathered enough information to know Columbus set sail for Asia but bumped into land before hitting Asia. On October 12, 1492 Columbus thought he hit the rim of the “Indies” so he called the people Indians. Mistakingly, it was actually an island in the Bahamas that they came across. That’s the straight forward version of Columbus finding the New World but people go further into it and find their own interpretation.
Originally a poor Spaniard, Cortés was born in Medellin, Spain. In 1518, Cortés was hired by Diego Velázquez de Cuéllar to set sail to Mexico and secure its mainland to be conquered. Although, prior to the voyage Velázquez and Cortés had a dispute, and the expedition had been called off. Cortés had ignored his orders and set forth on the voyage in 1519. Cortés sailed with a total of 11 ships, and about 500 men.
In the United States, Christopher Columbus is known for sailing the ocean blue in 1492 and thus discovering the Americas and leading the way for other Europeans to follow. He is the great intellectual that first thought of the world as being round instead of flat and was courageous enough to prove it. All this and much more, but, in reality Columbus was just another simple explorer out of Europe, trying to make some money by finding a new route to India. The man is painted as a hero and is given a national holiday even though he is responsible for the murder and enslavement of many Native Americans. In truth, a lot of what we know about Columbus is untrustworthy; some of it may be correct but a lot of it is just lies.
Timothy butler 10/13/2014 Research Assignment #2 * Law Enforcement Contacts with Asian/Pacific American 1) Historical Backgrounds: The first Asians to arrive to the United States in sizeable numbers were the Chinese in the 1840’s to work on the plantations in Hawaii. (Multicultural Law Enforcement, pg 138) The immigration Act of 1924 (Asian Exclusion Act) prohibited the entry into the US to all those in the Asia Pacific Triangle, (Japan, China, Philippines, Laos, Siam, Thailand, India and Malaysia). The Laws was modified during the World War 2, because China and the Philippines were allies with the US against Japan. Congress passed the McCarran-Walter Act, allowing only minimal quotas of the Chinese and other Asians to enter. However after the war ended Immigration
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?
Christopher Columbus not only discovered the “new world” , he also led the way for other explores. He found the New World that we call America today. It was Christopher Columbus that made the first connection between the European and the Americas. The theory that the earth was flat and that it was therefore possible to sail off the edge was common in the middle ages, but had been discredited by Columbus' time. His first New World journey did help fix one common mistake, however: it proved that the earth was much larger than people had previously thought.He was the explorer that tried to prove that the earth was not flat but was round by sailing across the seas and trying to reach each other , unexplored regions on the globe.