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Social Studies
Explorers and Discovers

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Important dates:ca 1000 -Leif Ericson 1492 - Christopher Columbus1497 - John Cabot

Map of a exploration

In 1484 the Portuguese were already working on a way to Asia by going around the coast of Africa, and rejected Christopher's theories that the Indies could be reached by sailing west around the world.Columbus moved to Spain, and initially met similar rejections from a Spanish royal commission. In April 1492 his persistence finally paid off as Ferdinand V, king of Castile, and Queen Isabella agreed to sponsor his expedition with promises of riches and nobility for the navigator if his theories were right.Christopher Columbus made a total of four voyages from Spain to what he called the New World, between 1492 and 1504.

Biography of discovers

Christopher Columbus

Impact!History was primarily changed by the exchange of plants and animals between Europe and the Americas, commonly known as the Columbian Exchange. Tomatoes, Potatoes, and Corn (Maize) previously unknown in Europe became an important part of the diet of people living there. Similarly, Cattle, Sheep, and Hogs were introduced into the Americas. Sadly disease was also introduced and had a devastating effect on both societies. Entire groups of people were wiped out in the Americas by smallpox, measles, etc. while in Europe an epidemic of Syphilis, previously unknown there, took a terrible toll.

Cristóbal Colón is credited with the discovery of America; although the Italian, who thought he was a Spaniard, didn't realise there was another continent there at all.

Greatdiscovery of America

Nina, Pinta, Santa Maria

The continent that celebrates Columbus Day is actually named after Amerigo Vespucci, another Italian navigator who explored the northern coast of South America between 1499 and 1500, and told the world that they had discovered a new continent.

Interesting facts


Christopher Columbus Discovering America Story


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