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  • 1492: Conquest of Paradise: Columbus' Proposal

    christopher columbus' proposal
    european exploration
    european history
    Columbus discusses with Spanish royalty his proposal to reach Asia by sailing west across the Atlantic Ocean. Columbus estimates his voyage to be 7 weeks long, but the reviewers of his proposal disagree and believe it will take one year. Columbus states that the goals of his voyage are to open a trade route with Asia for economic benefit and to expand the influence of the monarchs, Ferdinand II of Aragon and Isabella I of Castille.

  • 1492: Conquest of Paradise: The Bell

    the age of exploration
    After Columbus' voyages to the New World, the colonists begin to establish a colony. Columbus records the process of establishing a colony and its challenges.