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COLUMBUS JOURNAL By: Sean Campbell HISTORY 161 ANDERSON UNIVERSITY MR. MICHAEL A. SMITH AUGUST 29, 2011
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The Italian, Christopher Columbus, set sail from Spain and went across the Atlantic in 1492 by commission of Queen Isabella and King Fernando of Spain. He intended to discover a new trade route to India, but what he found would be immeasurably more valuable, and would change Europe, and the world, forever. Columbus is widely known as the man who “discovered America”. When Columbus first sets foot on the new land he clearly has no idea where he is. He expects to be in India where there are cities of gold and great civilizations. Instead what he sees is an abundance of beautiful land, but with no civilization or cities of any kind. He takes note in his journal of trees and fruits that's he has never seen before. He talks about how clear the waters are, and how temperate the weather is. Most of what Columbus talks about are the native people he encounters. He notes that they are all naked and well built, and that they have no religion, but are not idolaters. He seems very
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