Christopher Columbus was born in Italy.
He made maps of the world.
Christopher Columbus thought the world was round.
Christopher Columbus wanted to sail west.
He wanted to get to India and China in the east.
Columbus went to Spain.
He asked the Queen for money to make the trip.
Queen Isabella thought about it for many years.
Finally Queen Isabella gave him the money.
Columbus bought three ships called The Pinta, The Nina, and The Santa Marie.
He bought food and he hired men to sail the ships.
Christopher Columbus sailed west.
Christopher Columbus landed near America.
Columbus called the Native Americans "Indians".
Christopher Columbus thought he was near India.
He took riches from the Native Americans for Queen Isabella.
Page created August 5, 2001. Anne Pemberton. Updated Sat, Oct 5, 2012. AP.