Columbus Discovered the Caribbean Islands
He was an Italian merchant and traveler. He made four trips across the Atlantic Ocean from Spain to find not Asia, but instead, found America. He would record his travels in a book. Spain funded his trips. Columbus didnt
he started exploring so he could find east indies, get spices and be rich
The turks Closed the silk road to the europeans so now it is harder to trade, spain won their war so they had extra money to spend, they spent it on Columbus to help them gain spices. Everyone wanted to get to the East Indies for spices, spices helped cover up the taste of rotten meat and made people smell better too.
They're native americans!
Because Columbus discovered the new world, we are currently living on this continent, if it hadn't been discovered most of us wouldn't be here, Columbus got unbelievably rich through his discovery because of how fertile the land was, the inhabitants of the new world were called "Indians" because Columbus thought he had found the east indies, and the indians got diseases from all the new people that were arriving to the new world.