Christopher Columbus’s Voyage

Columbus’s line of ancestors and fathers were renown wool weavers, professional and great in their line of work. However, Christopher Columbus realised his true passion was to explore new lands and sail the seas. The tricky part was to become funded by a willing ruler. He first asked Portugal in 1485 who was world renown for their discoveries and dominated exploring, but they rejected him. Columbus went to Italy but got rejected by Genoa and Venice. He asked England, and yet they said no to his plan. It was until he went to Spain in which he was finally accepted by King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella in 1486 but he had to wait. In 1488, he asked Portugal after asking Spain one last time, and was ultimately denied. He finally went on his voyage in 1492, Spain preparing and funding Christopher Columbus for his journey. His journey was mainly to get spices and other riches from Asia, but what he found was completely different while thinking he could reach it by traveling the Atlantic Ocean.

Christopher Columbus landed on Hispaniola, in the Carribeans. He saw Indians, native to the land and wondered why he didn’t land in Asia. The Natives never saw horses, men in armor, cannons and other technology so they were in awe. The people gave gold, wives, belongings and valuable treasure of theirs to the spaniards. However, they wanted something in return later in advance. Their first voyage was a unexpected success, bringing home riches and wealth to the crew and popularity to Christopher Columbus.

The Spaniards decided to go on their second voyage to the island that brought them tons of gold and valuables. They thought that they can get even more, however what happened when they got there was devastating. The Indians attacked the colony the Spaniards have built before they left the first time, and killed the immigrants. Christopher Columbus retaliated by forcing people 14 years and older to collect gold or cotton. On his third voyage, Christopher Columbus returned to Hispaniola only to find that the settlers was in rebellion against his rule because he had lied about the riches of the New World. He found himself hanging multiple people due to disobedience, and eventually was arrested for tyranny and genocide.

Christopher Columbus was allowed one final journey to the New World. He was supervised by another crew, but a hurricane caused them to be separated. He came back to the island with a hungry and starving crew, so he devised a plan. He knew when was the lunar eclipse, so he pretended that he was controlling the moon. This allowed him to win the favor of the Indians, and they helped Christopher Columbus off the island after being stranded for a year. The explorer two years later died of an illness, but he never realised the magnitude of his discoveries.


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