Did Christopher Columbus Achieve His Goals

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Christopher Columbus sought fame and fortune through exploration. He was an innovator. He was looking for a faster trade route between Europe and Asia without having to sail around the entire African continent. The trip over land was too long, arduous and dangerous. Columbus was a devout Catholic who wanted to spread the message of Jesus Christ around the world. Fortunately, his personal goals aligned with Spanish monarchs, King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella. They wanted gold, silver, jewels, spices, and new citizens. Columbus did not achieve his goals. He did not bring back untold riches, land, a new route to the East, or converts. Columbus is credited with discovering the Americas.

Christopher Columbus is revered by Italian Americans in cities