Writing Assignment: Write a one to two page paper to summarize one of the following:
– The War of the Roses
– The life and work of Nicolaus Copernicus
– Christopher Columbus’s discover of San Salvador
NOTE: I am working on my Semester Report, which is why there have been no English writing assignments, along with the fact that the past three weeks have pretty much ZERO review content. (Pretty sure that nobody cares about this, since this blog is as quiet as the grave)
Christopher Columbus came from the town of Genoa, which was a major trading center in Italy at the time. For a while, he lived under his father, and then began to love sea travel. but once he became an adult, Columbus became concerned with more serious matters.
Columbus was a very religious man, and wanted to spread the Gospel to other countries, and he wanted to bring it to China. The problem was, the only way to China was backed up, and he wanted to get there quickly.
His solution was to sail around the other side of the world so he would have a quicker way to get there. But before he could go on this grand adventure, he needed funding. after many rejections, he went to King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella of Spain. It took a while to persuade them, but they used most of their funds to fund his journey.
The main reason, however, for Columbus’ many rejections, was that they thought the journey was suicide. Columbus thought the world was not as big around as most people thought, so they thought he would die of not having enough supplies. He still got his funds though, and he set sail. After a month and a half of sailing, he unexpectedly struck land. It was actually a good thing his journey did not go as planned, or Columbus and his crew would have died. He named the island he found San Salvador, and began to meet the locals. He then went back to England to tell all about his new discovery.
This was just the start of his great journey, and he took many more trips back there, starting the age of Colonization.