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  1. Fake Facts About Christopher Columbus and the Flat-Earth Myth ...

    Washington Irving started the fake flat-earth history story in his three-volume History of the Life and Voyages of Christopher Columbus (1828). Samuel Eliot Morison, a noted Columbus biographer, describes the story by Irving as “misleading and mischievous nonsense, … one of the most popular Columbian myths.” 1

  2. Mr. Nussbaum - Christopher Columbus Fact or Fiction

    Home > History > Christopher Columbus Fact or Fiction Christopher Columbus Fact or Fiction This fun activity requires students to read a Christopher Columbus passage and then, to sort 10 statements into those that are facts and those that are fiction.

  3. 5 facts about Columbus Day - Inquirer

    Oct 14, 2019 · Columbus’ son, Diego, sued, saying his family not only deserved the money, but the right to govern all of America — not just the islands Christopher Columbus discovered. After decades of dueling lawsuits, the family was granted lands and titles in Jamaica and Hispaniola, and an annual payment of 10,000 ducats to Columbus’ heirs.

  4. Here's How You Can Talk About Christopher Columbus in Your ...

    Teach enough about Columbus to help students be willing and able to make the choice not to honor him. Rather than being didactic or dogmatic, present the facts and help students think for themselves. Some schools, districts and counties have changed the name “Columbus Day” to “Indigenous People’s Day”.

  5. Mr. Nussbaum - Christopher Columbus Biography
    • Heading West to Reach The East
    • Land Sighted!
    • I Did Find A Shortcut to The Indies!
    • Legacy

    Christopher Columbus was born in Genoa, Italy, in 1451. His career in exploration started when he was very young. As a teenager he traveled the seas and eventually made Portugal his base. Columbus came to believe that the East Indies (present-day Indonesia and surrounding islands) could be reached by sailing west through the Atlantic Ocean. He appealed to the kings of Portugal, France, and England to finance a westward trip to the Indies, but all denied his request. After ten years of monumental efforts but fruitless results, King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella of Spain agreed to finance Columbus in the hopes of acquiring great wealth. On August 3, 1492, Columbus, crew, and three ships, the Nina, Pinta, and Santa Maria, left Palos, Spain, and headed westward.

    After stopping in the Canary Islands off the coast of Africa, Columbus’s ships hit the open seas. Covering about 150 miles a day, the trip was long and arduous. The crew was afraid of sea monsters and grew more restless every day that land was not sighted. Columbus offered a reward for the first person to sight land. On October 12, a crew member aboard the Pinta sighted one of the Bahama Islands. Columbus set foot on what he believed was one of the Spice Islands, a group of islands in Asia (now known as Indonesia), where valuable spices and riches came from. He named the land San Salvador. Columbus failed to find the riches he expected and continued to search for China. He next visited Cuba and Hispaniola (Dominican Republic). He encountered native peoples who he named “Indians” because he believed they were inhabitants of the Indies. Columbus enslaved many of these people and forced them to mine for riches. Countless native peoples died as a result of Columbus's actions; many other...

    Columbus returned to Spain a hero. He was named Viceroy of the Indies. He soon returned to the New World but never found the riches he expected. Some began to believe that Columbus had found “a new world” rather than a shortcut to the Indies.

    Christopher Columbus is credited with discovering the continent of North America, although he probably wasn’t the first explorer to see the continent, and he believed until his death that the islands he encountered were in the Asian continent. His discoveries were instrumental in the establishment of Spanish colonies in North America. Today, we celebrate Columbus Day in October to commemorate his discoveries.

  6. Qiya Liu (Chris) | CHRISTOPHER vs. COLUMBUS

    Christopher Columbus and the Spaniards unleashed a deadly cargo of dysentery, tuberculosis, and influenza. Settlers wrote home about the unbearable stench of rotting bodies that filled the air.” ABSTRACT: I would say it is the colonists slaughtered the Tylenol man.

  7. Native American History for Kids - Fun Facts to Learn

    Native American History Native Americans lived in the United States for a very long time before Christopher Columbus discovered America. You can read about their amazing culture and learn about the things they love like music, Art and different types of homes. They have many different tribes and we give you a quick overview of … Continue reading "Native Americans"

  8. American History Myths Debunked: White Settlers Did Not Carve ...

    American History Myths Debunked: Columbus Might Have Been Jewish—And Other Unknown Facts American Myths Debunked: Europeans Brought Culture to North America This story was originally published May 25, 2012.

  9. 10 Ghosts And Legends Of The Ohio River Valley - Listverse

    Oct 19, 2015 · The areas around the Ohio River, a tributary of the more famous Mississippi River, have been home to their share of spectacular legends. Once the gateway to the American West, the Ohio River Valley is better known today for economically vital cities like Pittsburgh and Louisville as well as pockets of rural and Rust Belt poverty.

  10. Blackbeard the Pirate: Myths, Truths and Legends

    Apr 22, 2019 · Blackbeard wasn't even the most successful pirate of his generation: that distinction would go to Bartholomew "Black Bart" Roberts (1682-1722) who captured hundreds of vessels and operated a large fleet of pirate ships. That's not to say that Blackbeard wasn't successful: he had a very good run from 1717-1718 when he operated the 40-gun Queen ...

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