Christopher Columbus is a world-famous🗺 sailor and adventurer. He is also famous because he discovered America. But he could not have done it without the help of Isabella and Fernando, the Spanish Queen and King, who gave him money💰 to carry out the trip.
Pick up the Globe and locate:
1. Spain: That’s where Columbus started from.
2. India: That’s where he wanted to go.
3. North America: That’s where he ended up.
He wanted to find a route to Asia so that trade for the Europeans👨🦱 could become easier. Asia was famous for its richness in gold and for trading spices and silk. He wanted to obtain all of that for the Europeans.
At that time Europeans traveled towards the east to reach Asia. He was determined to find a direct water route to Asia, but he never did. Instead, he accidentally stumbled upon the Americas.🤷♂
He brought back with him unknown products in Europe such as tomatoes,🍅 corn, potatoes, and cacao. He also bought to America, food and animals which were never even heard of such as horses, sheep, pigs,🐷 onions and wheat.
👉 He spent his life discovering a sea route to India, something he thought he did, but he had not.
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