How Did Christopher Columbus Change The World

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Columbus sailed the ocean blue in 1492. Or at least on his first time around. Christopher Columbus was a young man who is credited by society to have “discovered” the new world. Columbus was born in 1451, about 40 years before he would discover the new world. He moved from his homeland to portugal where he married Felipa Perestrello. In 1480, he fathered a child with her, Diego, and when she died, he fathered another son with Beatriz Enriquez de Arana, with which he named Fernando. Columbus had started sailing since he was a teenager. By the time he decided to find a western route to asia, he was an experienced explorer. However, finding a sponsor was not easy. He was rejected immediately by the portuguese king and was turned away by the Genoans …show more content…
Columbus never regained his titles, nor his wealth. He is seen as a villain and a hero. He failed to find his promised route to asia. Christopher Columbus was an important explorer who shaped the world with his attempt to find a shorter route to the Indies. He instead encountered the Bahamas and its natives, explored the land, and exchanged diseases and valuable items with the natives. He opened up trade between the europeans and americans. He changed the world dramatically, acting as the catalyst for a new generation where religion was as widespread as the diseases he brought to and from the americas and europe. For example, smallpox, which greatly affected the americas population. He helped agriculture by spreading different plants across the oceans–namely potatoes, tomatoes, corn, wheat, and sugarcane. He, however, denied the world the history of the native americans, by destroying their culture with his spaniard superiority. Though he is seen as both a hero and a villain, his achievements in the world still stand. In his quest for a new route to asia, he instead encountered the americas, where he then explored the new land, and established trade with the natives there, with whom he exchanged goods, riches, and

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