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 »

Christopher Columbus changed the world by bringing colonization to the New World, which in turn led to the annihilation of many of the native peoples and cultures of North and South America. Due to his expeditions, a wor... More »

Christopher Columbus landed in the Bahamas on Oct. 12, 1492. He named the island San Salvador and continued on to Cuba and Hispaniola. After he returned to Spain, Columbus made a second voyage to the Caribbean. This voya... More »

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Christopher Columbus is best known for being the first person from Europe to discover North America. While sailing west in order to find an alternate route to Asia to improve trading access, he landed on the east coast o... More »

Christopher Columbus was an explorer credited with discovering the New World on an expedition in 1492. Although he did not actually discover America, his expedition did kick off centuries of exploration, conquest and col... More »

Christopher Columbus set sail from Spain in October 1492, and arrived in America off the coast of one of the Bahamas islands. He technically did not discover America, as the Vikings had been in Newfoundland, Canada, four... More »

Christopher Columbus opened routes to the Americas, so Europeans could colonize the region. Columbus also discovered gold in the Caribbean, and he claimed new land in the name of the Spanish Empire. More »