an Italian explorer who had an idea to sail to the West Indies
Where did Columbus sail?
Across the Atlantic Ocean
a journey taken for a particular purpose
What did King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella do for Columbus' journey?
they funded the expedition by giving him 3 ships
When did Columbus sail?
When did Columbus find land?
October 12th, 1492
Who did Columbus claim the West Indies to?
The Queen & King of Spain
What did Columbus call the Taino people?
a settlement far from the country it is ruled by
What was Spain's goal?
to start a new colony with the West Indies
this was a movement of people, plants, diseases, and there way of life between the Eastern and Western Hemisphere
an explorer whose name we gave to the Americas
What was Vespucci the first person to do?
He was the 1st person to call America
"The New Land"
What did the European Colonies do?
They took over the West Indies and Changed life by growing Sugar Cane
What did they make from making sugar cane
they made a huge profit
What did the Spanish want to bring to the Native Americans
What did the Spanish do to many Natives
they forced them out of there beliefs and into Christianity
When did the most amount of settlers come to settle in the " New World"