1492, Columbus Sailed The Ocean Blue: Christopher Columbus

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“In 1492, Columbus sailed the ocean blue.” This quote is popular saying that is usually taught to children in the United States of America. It celebrates when Christopher Columbus arrived in the Americas on October 12th, 1492. Many people believe the infamous hero known as Christopher Columbus was the founder of the Americas. However, is that really the truth? Contrary to many beliefs, Christopher Columbus’ fame may be overshadowing his dark and cynical past.
In 1968, President Lyndon B. Johnson declares Columbus Day to become a federal public holiday. On the second Monday of every October, Columbus Day is held to celebrate and parse the famous explorer who discovered America. In order to start his voyage he needed to get funded so he asked King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella. They
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Spain wanted to trade valuables with Asia, it would be an advantage for them if they could discover a shorter route to Asia. Columbus reported the start of his voyage on August 3, 1492, he set sail from Spain to find an all-water route to Asia. He sailed on three ships, which they used to arrive at their destination called the Niña, the Pinta, and the Santa Maria. At last, after over two months later Columbus approached on an island in the Bahamas that he called San Salvador although the Native Americans called it Guanahani. Moreover, Christopher Columbus faced many harsh challenges such as having ships sink and harsh weather while they had lack of food and water; most importantly he lost his map. Along, with that on his first voyage the boat started to fall apart but it quickly got it fixed up. In addition, on Christopher Columbus’ second journey he was faced getting thrown into jail because King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella were ungrateful of what he gave them in return when they had funded him so much money, he had discovered a “new land”, even

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