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Christopher Columbus explored uncharted areas to the west of Europe. He discovered many islands in the Caribbean Sea, South America and Central America. Some do not consider his acts to be those of "discovering," since p... More »

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As History.com points out, though Christopher Columbus did not discover the New World, one of the impacts of his exploration was the opening of the North America to settlement and exploitation. Another impact was the dev... More »

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Christopher Columbus thought he had landed on an island off the coast of Asia at the end of his historic 1492 ocean crossing, according to About Geography. Instead, the island, which he named San Salvador, was located in... More »

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