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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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During his four voyages to the New World, Christopher Columbus traveled extensively through the Caribbean and visited the coasts of Central and South America. In his first journey, he visited the Bahamas and Cuba, which ... 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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