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INTRODUCTION Christopher Columbus was possibly one of the greatest explorers ever known BACKGROUND Christopher Columbus was born in Genoa Italy in 1451 and died on May 20 1506 Columbus was married in 1479 His wife Dona Felipa died after his son was born Christopher Columbus had two brothers His dad was a weaver When Columbus was older he helped his dad on the loom He had little education and only when he was an adult learned to read and write He believed that the world was round not flat and tried for seven years to prove his point Columbus always wanted to go to sea Columbus believed that he could find India by sailing westward ACCOMPLISHMENTS Christopher Columbus was one of the greatest sea men and explorers He was granted three ships for his first voyage They were the Pinta the Santa Maria and the Nina On his first voyage he traveled west and found an island in the Bahamas Columbus landed in the New World on October 12 1492 On the second voyage he passed Puerto Rico and Navidad on November 27-28 On his third voyage he found South America and Jamaica On his fourth and last voyage Columbus found Guanaja Island and Honduras in Central America Christopher Columbus tried to reach India but instead found the New World In the West Indies he saw foods such as pineapples sweet potatoes and corn Columbus used a sand glass to time the speed of the ship In Cuba he found Indians smoking the plant known as tobacco IMPACT Christopher Columbus discovered the coast of South America He also discovered the West Indies and Central America He discovered the Bahamas Cuba and Haiti This picture was painted because Columbus found the New World The submarine was invented in 1624 by a man named Cornelius van Drebbel However Leonardo
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