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Christopher ColumbusBiographical Data• Born: 1451 in Genoa,Italy• Sent by Queen Isabellaand King Ferdinand ofSpain• Died: ...
Christopher ColumbusReasons for Exploring• Thought that Japan and the Indieswere much closer than they are.• Explore a new...
Columbus’ First Voyage– August 3, 1492 Columbus left Spain tostart his first voyage– He took 3 ships: Santa Maria, Nina, P...
Columbus’ Second Voyage• October 1493, Columbus left Cadizwith a fleet of 17 ships carrying atotal of 1,500 colonists.• He...
Columbus’ Third Voyage• In 1498, Columbus left for his 3rdexpedition.• He was forced to transport convicts tobe new coloni...
Columbus’ Fourth Voyage• In 1502, Columbus gatheredfour more ships to makeanother voyage in attempt toreestablish his repu...
COLUMBUS DAY• First celebration of thediscovery of the “NewWorld” was in 1792, in NewYork.• In 1937, President Rooseveltpr...
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  1. 1. Christopher Columbuswww.makemegenius.comFree Science Videos for
  2. 2. For Free Science videos for Kidsvisitwww.makemegenius.comFree Science Videos for Kidswww.makemegenius.comFree Science Videos for Kids
  3. 3. Christopher ColumbusBiographical Data• Born: 1451 in Genoa,Italy• Sent by Queen Isabellaand King Ferdinand ofSpain• Died: May 20, 1506 inValladolid, Spainwww.makemegenius.comFree Science Videos for
  4. 4. Christopher ColumbusReasons for Exploring• Thought that Japan and the Indieswere much closer than they are.• Explore a new route to the EastIndies (Spice Islands).• Would become Governor of anylands discovered.• Keep 10% of wealth discovered.www.makemegenius.comFree Science Videos for
  5. 5. Columbus’ First Voyage– August 3, 1492 Columbus left Spain tostart his first voyage– He took 3 ships: Santa Maria, Nina, Pinta– On October 12, 1492 he discovered land-the island of San Salvador– This is the date it is said that hediscovered the Americas– Columbus claimed the islands– The Santa Maria was destroyed onDecember 24, 1942– Columbus returned to Spain on the Nina– Spain had a huge reception for Columbusupon his return– They named him “Admiral of the Sea”www.makemegenius.comFree Science Videos for
  6. 6. Columbus’ Second Voyage• October 1493, Columbus left Cadizwith a fleet of 17 ships carrying atotal of 1,500 colonists.• He discovered the LeewardIslands, Jamaica and Puerto Rico.• The colonists he had brought toHispaniola just wanted gold andwere completely disorderly. Someseized a ship and returned toSpain.• Columbus left his brotherBartholomew in charge ofHispaniola while he returned toSpain in 1496.www.makemegenius.comFree Science Videos for
  7. 7. Columbus’ Third Voyage• In 1498, Columbus left for his 3rdexpedition.• He was forced to transport convicts tobe new colonists, because Hispaniola’sconditions were not good and thenovelty of the new world was wearingoff.• In 1500, the King and Queen of Spainsent an independent governor toHispaniola because of the terribleconditions there under Columbus’ rule.• Columbus was taken back to Spain inchains.• He was released later, but his publicsupport was growing wary.www.makemegenius.comFree Science Videos for
  8. 8. Columbus’ Fourth Voyage• In 1502, Columbus gatheredfour more ships to makeanother voyage in attempt toreestablish his reputation.• He was hoping that if he sailedfar enough west he would findAsian land.• He struck the coast of CentralAmerica.• After suffering many hardships,he returned to Spain with noother choice, but to give up hisdream.www.makemegenius.comFree Science Videos for
  9. 9. COLUMBUS DAY• First celebration of thediscovery of the “NewWorld” was in 1792, in NewYork.• In 1937, President Rooseveltproclaimed every October12thas Columbus day.• In 1971, USA declared it afederal public holiday on thesecond Monday in October.www.makemegenius.comFree Science Videos for
  10. 10. For Free Science videos for Kidsvisitwww.makemegenius.comFree Science Videos for Kidswww.makemegenius.comFree Science Videos for Kids

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