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The Christopher Columbus Question
Who is Christopher Columbus?  <ul><li>Man </li></ul><ul><li>Born in Italy </li></ul><ul><li>Did not go to school </li></ul...
Why Sail?  <ul><li>Stories of fabulous wealth and kingdoms in Asia.  </li></ul><ul><li>He thought he could reach Asia by s...
Who Paid for the Trip? <ul><li>King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella </li></ul><ul><li>-It took Columbus several years to conv...
Columbus Makes a Promise <ul><li>Columbus promised the King and Queen that he could find: </li></ul><ul><li>Great Riches <...
The Trip… <ul><li>August 3 rd , 1492: Three ships set sail </li></ul><ul><li>-Nina, Pinta, SantaMaria </li></ul><ul><li>-9...
Land is Discovered… <ul><li>The Crew began to see signs of land. What were the signs??? </li></ul><ul><li>October 12 th , ...
Columbus Confused… <ul><li>Columbus thought they were in Asia.  </li></ul><ul><li>Europeans called Asia the Indies. </li><...
The End of Columbus <ul><li>Columbus stayed in the Bahamas for 3 months </li></ul><ul><li>Searched for gold, explored, col...
Columbus Ghost Remains… <ul><li>Impact of Columbus: Changed the way Europeans thought of the world and their place in it. ...
Columbus Inspires Others… <ul><li>Amerigo Vespucci: Sailed to South America.  </li></ul><ul><li>He did not think he was in...
Columbus Changes the World: The Columbian Exchange
Explorer’s Bring things to America: <ul><li>GOOD: </li></ul><ul><li>Horses </li></ul><ul><li>Pigs </li></ul><ul><li>Cattle...
Are the diseases bad?
Explorer’s bring things back to Europe: <ul><li>Corn </li></ul><ul><li>Potatoes </li></ul><ul><li>Tobacco  </li></ul><ul><...
From Bad to Worse… <ul><li>Does Columbus’ voyages relate to Slavery in the United States?  </li></ul>
Loss of Life <ul><li>Natives can not handle new diseases </li></ul><ul><li>Loss of Life staggering: </li></ul>
Example One:  <ul><li>-1492: 1 million native Americans in Bahamas. </li></ul><ul><li>-1548: Less than 500 Remained </li><...
Example Two <ul><li>North of Mexico: 10 million people when Columbus arrived.  </li></ul><ul><li>Population dropped to les...
Effect of all this death… <ul><li>European explorers force natives to work for them. CHEAP work force. </li></ul><ul><li>P...
Disease kills off the work force… <ul><li>All the natives get sick and die, who does the work??? </li></ul><ul><li>Certain...
A Priest has an idea… <ul><li>Spanish Priest suggests that enslaved Africans do the work on the plantations.  </li></ul><u...
The Slave Trade…
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The Christopher Columbus Question

  1. 1. The Christopher Columbus Question
  2. 2. Who is Christopher Columbus? <ul><li>Man </li></ul><ul><li>Born in Italy </li></ul><ul><li>Did not go to school </li></ul><ul><li>Loved the sea: Became a sailor at age 13 </li></ul><ul><li>Escaped pirate attack: Swam 6 miles shore </li></ul><ul><li>Taught himself navigational skills </li></ul><ul><li>Explorer </li></ul>
  3. 3. Why Sail? <ul><li>Stories of fabulous wealth and kingdoms in Asia. </li></ul><ul><li>He thought he could reach Asia by sailing west across the Atlantic. </li></ul><ul><li>He wanted to be RICH and FAMOUS! </li></ul>
  4. 4. Who Paid for the Trip? <ul><li>King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella </li></ul><ul><li>-It took Columbus several years to convince the King and Queen to pay for it. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Columbus Makes a Promise <ul><li>Columbus promised the King and Queen that he could find: </li></ul><ul><li>Great Riches </li></ul><ul><li>New Land </li></ul><ul><li>Catholic Converts </li></ul>
  6. 6. The Trip… <ul><li>August 3 rd , 1492: Three ships set sail </li></ul><ul><li>-Nina, Pinta, SantaMaria </li></ul><ul><li>-90 Sailors </li></ul><ul><li>-Enough food for 1 year. </li></ul><ul><li>Sept. 6 th : Passed the limits of Columbus’ map. Entered UNCHARTED WATERS. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Land is Discovered… <ul><li>The Crew began to see signs of land. What were the signs??? </li></ul><ul><li>October 12 th , 1492: Land is Discovered in the Bahamas. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Columbus Confused… <ul><li>Columbus thought they were in Asia. </li></ul><ul><li>Europeans called Asia the Indies. </li></ul><ul><li>Columbus, believing he was in the Indies, called the native people “Indians” </li></ul>
  9. 9. The End of Columbus <ul><li>Columbus stayed in the Bahamas for 3 months </li></ul><ul><li>Searched for gold, explored, collected exotic plants/animals. </li></ul><ul><li>Columbus made 4 total trips to Americas </li></ul><ul><li>At the time of Columbus’ death, he still believed he had reached Asia. Ha. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Columbus Ghost Remains… <ul><li>Impact of Columbus: Changed the way Europeans thought of the world and their place in it. </li></ul><ul><li>Impact of Columbus: Created conflict between European countries: Everyone wants to add land. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Columbus Inspires Others… <ul><li>Amerigo Vespucci: Sailed to South America. </li></ul><ul><li>He did not think he was in Asia. </li></ul><ul><li>He thought he was in a “New World” </li></ul><ul><li>German Map maker labeled the land across the Atlantic: “America” in honor of Vespucci. Hmm…interesting. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Columbus Changes the World: The Columbian Exchange
  13. 13. Explorer’s Bring things to America: <ul><li>GOOD: </li></ul><ul><li>Horses </li></ul><ul><li>Pigs </li></ul><ul><li>Cattle </li></ul><ul><li>What and Barley </li></ul><ul><li>Our Ancestors </li></ul><ul><li>BAD: </li></ul><ul><li>Smallpox </li></ul><ul><li>Measles </li></ul><ul><li>Typhus </li></ul><ul><li>Slaves </li></ul>
  14. 14. Are the diseases bad?
  15. 15. Explorer’s bring things back to Europe: <ul><li>Corn </li></ul><ul><li>Potatoes </li></ul><ul><li>Tobacco </li></ul><ul><li>Cocoa </li></ul><ul><li>--Highly Valued in Europe! Get Rich! </li></ul>
  16. 16. From Bad to Worse… <ul><li>Does Columbus’ voyages relate to Slavery in the United States? </li></ul>
  17. 17. Loss of Life <ul><li>Natives can not handle new diseases </li></ul><ul><li>Loss of Life staggering: </li></ul>
  18. 18. Example One: <ul><li>-1492: 1 million native Americans in Bahamas. </li></ul><ul><li>-1548: Less than 500 Remained </li></ul>
  19. 19. Example Two <ul><li>North of Mexico: 10 million people when Columbus arrived. </li></ul><ul><li>Population dropped to less than 1 million </li></ul>
  20. 20. Effect of all this death… <ul><li>European explorers force natives to work for them. CHEAP work force. </li></ul><ul><li>Plantation Agriculture </li></ul><ul><li>-Sugar </li></ul><ul><li>-Tobacco </li></ul><ul><li>=Hard WORK. </li></ul>
  21. 21. Disease kills off the work force… <ul><li>All the natives get sick and die, who does the work??? </li></ul><ul><li>Certainly not the Europeans! </li></ul>
  22. 22. A Priest has an idea… <ul><li>Spanish Priest suggests that enslaved Africans do the work on the plantations. </li></ul><ul><li>They are already immune </li></ul><ul><li>Huge, cheap work force…. </li></ul>
  23. 23. The Slave Trade…

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