*He was the first white European to set foot on American soil.
*The vikings made it to America before Columbus, but were driven out by the natives and forgotten about.
Age of Exploration and Discovery
*Rise of first nation-states, better ship building techniques, and increased trade.
*1488- Made it to the tip of Africa, but his crew was too scares to keep going and made him turn back. Had he kept going, he could have discovered America before Columbus.