DAR sponsors Christopher Columbus contest

Sep 18, 2007 Full story: Rensselaer Republican 12

“How did the four voyages of Columbus change our perception of geography and alter world economics.”

The General Van Rensselaer Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution is sponsoring the Christopher Columbus Essay Contest. via Rensselaer Republican

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antonia silva

Johnson City, TN

#1 Sep 24, 2007
how did the four voyages of columbus change our perception of geography and alter world economics
tat tat

Johnson City, TN

#2 Sep 24, 2007
i don't know
bob bob

Huntsville, AL

#3 Oct 1, 2007
have no clue
Donnovan Gause

Marion, SC

#4 Oct 8, 2007
Because the Different ways he took made us uderstand that the world or may I say the earth is a big circle
Brittany

Lincoln City, IN

#5 Nov 8, 2007
Because Columbus opened the worlds eyes to the different geography of the earth, and that although many thought the world to be flat; that it was indeed round. By Columbus taking the four voyages he was able to tell everyone that there are many different types of paths to travel, and that the world isn't just solid earth. He altered economics by trading with the people of the world on his travels and bringing them back to his country...exposing everyone to a different culture.
kell-i

United States

#6 Nov 12, 2007
i dunno i have to write a paper on this...
Ashley Szymchack

Kokomo, IN

#7 Nov 15, 2007
Christopher Columbus, every child should know his name. Without him, there would have been no discovery of the caribbean, which he called the "West Indies", or America.
megan

Moore, SC

#8 Nov 19, 2007
Brittany wrote:
Because Columbus opened the worlds eyes to the different geography of the earth, and that although many thought the world to be flat; that it was indeed round. By Columbus taking the four voyages he was able to tell everyone that there are many different types of paths to travel, and that the world isn't just solid earth. He altered economics by trading with the people of the world on his travels and bringing them back to his country...exposing everyone to a different culture.
i am haveing to write an essay on the question that you have answered how would i find more information and what you have just said
Jared Thacker

Ardmore, OK

#9 Nov 26, 2007
Most of you have very limited knowledge on this.

I'm just a Junior in school (also writing this same essay) and it took 20 seconds to find out more than this. Try this link and READ it:
http://en.wikipedia.com/wiki/Christopher_Colu...

If you read it, you'll find that the Europeans knew long before his first journey in 1492 that the world was round -- the question was the earth's total circumference. The main thing that changed was his discovery of the knew lands, which most Europeans never even imagined.

Christopher Columbus was not a "good" guy at all -- he demanded large sums of money from whatever he found, high positions, and took credit for discoveries that weren't his.(A shipmate saw the landmass of The Bahamas, San Salvador, but he claimed credit for this.)

Anyway, this should help you all out a lot more. Wikipedia is a great source despite what people say.

And now I need to type this essay... I'm not going to like it, either. >_>
Katie Yvonne

Winston Salem, NC

#10 Nov 27, 2007
http://www.imahero.com/herohistory/christophe...

I also had to write an essay on this subject, the link above is very helpful =]!!!
Jared Thacker

Duncan, OK

#11 Dec 10, 2007
Glad to be of help =P
ian white

Albuquerque, NM

#12 Sep 22, 2008
dang christopher colmbus is a flipin beast. even though amerigo vespucci showed him up.

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