Amerigo Vespucci

A few years after his death, Christopher Columbus was nearly forgotten, and the Americas were named after another adventurer Amerigo Vespucci, a native of florence, who visited the americas and wrote in great detail about them. The Americas were called the new world as the relatively less was known about them.

In 1498, a Portuguese sailor Vasco da gama actually managed to find the actual sea route to India from Europe, around the Cape of Good Hope, towards Zanzibar and westward to land in Calicut in present day kerala

Christopher columbus

North America was discovered by the Genoese/Spanish adventurer Christopher Columbus as the Europeans tried to find a new route to India in 1492.

On 3rd August 1492 Columbus launched his adventure with three ships Santa Maria,the flagship, Pinta and the Nina from the harbor of Palos. The adventure was financed by by an aragonese official Santaguel. He first sailed to the south to the Canary Islands and then westwards . In October they landed in the Bahamas Islands, and later visited Cuba, Haiti, mistaking these islands for a part of India. In 1493, Columbus was declared the administrator of the Indians, however he did not manage them well and died in 1506 <br>

Discovery of North America by Europeans

North America was discovered by the Genoese/Spanish adventurer Christopher Columbus as the Europeans tried to find a new route to India in 1492. Till the industrial revolution, India was a rich country, known for spices and its wealth worldwide and many of the European adventurers found the Americas, when they were actually trying to find India .

The European adventurers were motivated to find new routes by the stories of the fabulous wealth of India, including gold, spices and other treasures. However in 2016, though officiallly a democracy, India is ruled largely by cruel selfish greedy animal like officials and their associates who often treat their fellow citizens worse than animals in a zoo .