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Columbus slideshare

  1. 1. Christopher Columbus: HeroBy: Andrew Gates and Levi Curtis
  2. 2. Christopher Columbus lived from 1451-1506
  3. 3. Trade Route Columbus was a hero because he not onlylanded in America, but also was the person from Europe who mapped it.
  4. 4. Discovers America in 1492Columbus’s voyages led to the first lasting contact with the Americas.
  5. 5. ReasonsThis led to an era of European exploration, conquest, and colonization in America.
  6. 6. Columbus Promoted ReligionColumbus himself had accomplishments inAmerica by spreading the Christian religion.
  7. 7. Colonization in America “Columbus’s claim to fame isn’t that he gotthere first,” explains historian Martin Dugard, “its that he stayed.”
  8. 8. Driven to Acquire Gold Columbus was trying to findriches and bring it back for profit in Spain.
  9. 9. Encouraged Pilgrims to SettleHis exploration led to mass colonization. Therewas hope for a new land for people to settle andstart a new life.
  10. 10. Persistent and Powerful ManIt took him 10 years to convince the crown to agree to pay for his first big voyage. (Pinta, Nina, Santa Maria)

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