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In the late 15 th century, the world had been believed to have been mapped out completely. Various nations throughout the world had funded expeditions to locate and create trade routes to accommodate trade between nations easily. Among these nations was Spain. Spain was a notable nation for its riches and history. They sent out many famous explorers, among these famous explorers were the likes of Christopher Columbus in the year of 1492. Benefits of discovering the new world included the discovery of gold/silver, new foods to feed Europeans with poor diets, and drugs in opposition to the drawback of new sickness. After convincing the King and Queen of Spain to finance his journey, Christopher Columbus left mainland Spain in August of 1492. His goal was to secure trading routes with Asia. Before officially setting out on his journey, his final stop was at the Canary Islands. There his ships had their final restock before officially setting sail in September of 1492. Due to rough storms, Columbus’ ships were misdirected and head southwest ward to discover a new island. A Latin American history writer wrote “The land turned out to be a small island in the present-day Bahamas. Columbus named the island San Salvador, although he remarked in his journal that the natives referred to it as Guanahani.”(Minster, “The First New World…”). This tells us that upon landing in San Salvador, Columbus made successful contact with natives in the area. This contact most likely, was crucial to understanding the native’s ways of living compared to the European
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