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Columbus Essay In April 1492 Spain received reports that the Portuguese succeeded in reaching the Indian Ocean therefore Spanish monarchs authorized Christopher Columbus to sail to Asia and establish trade and start to convert natives to Christianity The reasons that the monarchs let Columbus sail were mainly to search for spices and profits spread Christianity and to use some of their new technology like the caravel In return Columbus would receive one-tenth of all the profits and governance of the new lands would be shared by the monarchs and by Columbus On October 11 1492 Columbus and his crew arrived at an an island in the Bahamas inhabited by the Arawak Indians When Columbus and his sailors came ashore the Arawaks ran to greet them bringing food and gifts World History Encycophydia p335-338 In another words there was already people there before Columbus even set foot on America so he wasnt the first one to find America and since he wasnt the first one to find America then theres no such thing as a day called Columbus Discovered America Day Christopher Columbus went on the trip mainly for his own good part of him was for doing it for his country but most of him was for himself Although it was said that he was sent to search of trade routes spices new technology and gold but deep inside he wanted to gain fame and wealth throughout this experience Why would I say this The truth is that I did not the historians said it It was said that Columbus would receive one-tenth of all the profits and governance of the new lands would be shared by the monarchs and by Columbus World History Encycophydia p334 My guess was that he wasnt really interested in the trip when the monarchs first announced to him After the rewards they said hell get he changed his mind He took the mission because of the fortune hell
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