Christopher Columbus was born in Italy in 1451. He worked on ships as a teenager. Columbus was interested
in exploring the world and studied geography
When he was about 35 he met the King and Queen of Spain. He told them he wanted to find a quicker way to the trade
countries to get spices and gold. They gave him 3 ships and money. The names of the ships were the Nina, Pinta, and Santa Maria.
Columbus hired many sailors to go with him. They sailed until they saw land. He thought
he had gone around the world. He had not. In the New World, he found natives and traded with them.
He sailed back to Spain. He brought back many things from the New World, including some of the natives. The king and queen were happy with his finds. Columbus sailed several
In the United States, we celebrate
Columbus Day each year in October.