In April, 1492, Spain received reports that the Portuguese succeeded in reaching the Indian Ocean, therefore Spanish monarchs authorized Christopher Columbus to sail to Asia and establish trade and start to convert natives to Christianity.The reasons that the monarchs let Columbus sail were mainly to search for spices and profits, spread Christianity, and to use some of their new technology like the caravel.
In return, Columbus would receive one-tenth of all the profits, and governance of the new lands would be shared by the monarchs and by Columbus.On October 11, 1492, Columbus and his crew arrived at an an island in the Bahamas inhabited by the Arawak Indians. When Columbus and his sailors came ashore, the Arawaks ran to greet them bringing food and gifts (World History Encycophydia, p.335-338). In another words, there was already people there before Columbus even set foot on America, so he wasn’t thefirst one to find America, and since he wasn’t thefirst one to find America, then there’s no such thing as a day called “Columbus Discovered America Day.
” Christopher Columbus went on the trip mainly forhis own good;part of him was for doing it for his country, but most of him was for himself.Although it was said that he was sent to search of trade routes, spices, new technology, and gold, but deep inside, he wanted to gain fame and wealth throughout this experience.Why would I say this?The truth is that I did not; the historians said it.It was said that “Columbus would receive one-tenth of all the profits, and governance of the new lands would be shared by the monarchs and by Columbus.” (World History Encycophydia, p334)My guess was that he wasn’t really interested in the trip when the monarchsfirst announced to him.After the rewards they said he’ll get, he changed his mind.
He took the mission because of the fortune he’ll get in return.He was conceited in a way, still, he took the missio…