Questions for Discussion Read the document introduction and transcript in order to answer these questions. He left thirty-nine men to build a settlement called La Navidad in present-day Haiti. During the decade beforeas Columbus nursed a growing urge to sail west to the Indies—as the lands of China, Japan and India were then known in Europe—he was studying the old writers to find out what the world and its people were like.
Asian goods had to come by a perilous overland route, which made them scarce and expensive. I believe that people from the mainland come here to take them as slaves.
He and his younger brother Bartholomew helped their father by carding raw wool. After legal proceedings in the Cortes, some survivors were ordered released and to be returned to their las Americas homeland, whereas others were used by Queen Isabella as galley slaves.
He explored the east coast of Central America but lost two ships. With the fall of Constantinople to the Ottoman Turks inthe land route to Asia became much more difficult and dangerous. The spice trade was one of the most lucrative in Europe, and he expected to bring back spices.
The other two were smaller caravels. Columbus proceeded to observe the people and their cultural lifestyle.
Las Casas originally interpreted that he reported the shorter distances to his crew so they would not worry about sailing too far from Spain. They wanted a share of the land and its people, and when their demands were not met they revolted against the government of Columbus.
Columbus imposed a tribute system, similar to that of the still-unknown Aztec Empire tribute on the mainland. On the basis of what he told Peter Martyr, who recorded his voyages, Martyr wrote, "they seeme to live in that golden worlde of the which olde writers speake so much, wherein menne lived simply and innocently without enforcement of lawes, without quarreling, judges and libelles, content onely to satisfie nature, without further vexation for knowledge of things to come.
All these island are very beautiful, and of quite different shapes; easy to be traversed, and full of the greatest variety of trees reaching to the stars.
Additionally, he would also have the option of buying one-eighth interest in any commercial venture with the new lands and receive one-eighth of the profits. The pieces that the natives had at first presented him were the accumulation of many years. In one place there were two islands where men and women were segregated, the women on one island, the men on the other.- After gaining more knowledge about Christopher Columbus and his voyage to the “New World,” I believe that Christopher Columbus is a villain.
Although Christopher Columbus used his courage and great navigation skills to voyage to a place unknown to the western part of the world many native people suffered from his voyages to the west. Questions about Columbus. STUDY. PLAY. What did Columbus call the first people he met in this new world?
Indians. What did the Bahama Islands and other islands in this area become known as?
the West Indies. How many expeditions to the Americas did Christopher Columbus make?
Columbus reports on his first voyage, A Spotlight on a Primary Source by Christopher Columbus. View this item in the collection. On August 3,Columbus set sail from Spain to find an all-water route to Asia. Imagine the thoughts of the Europeans as they first saw land in the “New World.” What do you think would have.
Watch video · Famed Italian explorer Christopher Columbus discovered the "New World" of the Americas on an expedition sponsored by King Ferdinand of Spain in Who Was Christopher Columbus? Christopher Columbus (c.
to May 20, ) was an Italian explorer and navigator. Christopher Columbus, Italian Cristoforo Colombo, Spanish Cristóbal Colón, (born between August 26 and October 31?,Genoa [Italy]—died May 20,Valladolid, Spain), master navigator and admiral whose four transatlantic voyages (–93, –96, –, and –04) opened the way for European exploration.
Ina Spanish-based transatlantic maritime expedition led by Christopher Columbus encountered the Americas, continents which were largely unknown in Europe and outside the Old World political and economic system. The four voyages of Columbus began the Spanish colonization of the Americas.Download