When Christopher Columbus Reached AmericaLanding of Christopher Columbus in San Salvador, 1492By: Maylynn PinonInstructor: Mr. Stephen BaconCourse: HISt101Date: 25 April 2020American Public University-era/exploration/resources/landing-columbus-1492
Christopher Columbus Map 1490This map guided Christopher Columbus in exploring the Americas.-w2.wpmucdn.com/blogs.cofc.edu/dist/8/406/files/2014/11/Columbus-Map-288eya9.pdf
Christopher Columbus First Voyage into AmericasChristopher Columbus first arrived in America on 12 October 1492.His intention was to find a direct route from Europe to Asia.He landed at San Salvador, a part of Bahamian Islands. This island belonged to Native Americans.The Natives thought that these men were gentle and well-intentioned.Cacique Guacanagari, a native received Columbus and allowed him to leave behind some of his men.Columbus came with his men who helped him to take possession of the land.Columbus discovered and possessed the island for Spain.(Flint 24)
Christopher Columbus First Voyage into Americas Cont.When Columbus made landfall in the Americas, he moved across islands.Columbus sailed through the Caribbean islands hoping to find merchandise.He kept a diary of his encounters and plans for enslaving the natives.Before leaving Spain, Columbus had promised to bring back precious stones to his patrons.