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Did Christopher Columbus really the 1st one to discover America?

Wasn't it someone before him?

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janeq123

Asked by janeq123 at 4:55 PM on Oct. 11, 2010 in Just for Fun

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  • That's what I have been hearing lately but I don't know who
    Moms_Angels1960

    Answer by Moms_Angels1960 at 4:56 PM on Oct. 11, 2010

  • Native American's???????????
    dbodani

    Answer by dbodani at 4:57 PM on Oct. 11, 2010

  • the indians.
    JaydnsMom22

    Answer by JaydnsMom22 at 4:57 PM on Oct. 11, 2010

  • Yeah I think that was pretty much established about 20 years (well more, but I don't want to age myself too much, LOL) ago.
    thatgirl70

    Answer by thatgirl70 at 4:59 PM on Oct. 11, 2010

  • Best Answer - Chosen by Voters
    Amerigo Vespucci. However, he didnt realise that he had come across an undiscovered land. So, the credit went to Christopher Columbus. America is named after Amerigo Vespucci.

    Got this from Yahoo Answers.
    MamaK1985

    Answer by MamaK1985 at 5:03 PM on Oct. 11, 2010

  • No he was not.

    Columbus landed in the Bahamas.. Not the actual continent of North America, much less the area that is today the USA. So why he is considered the one to have "found" North America is something I don't understand to be honest.

    Yes, the natives of these lands (and of the islands in the Bahamas) were already here. So it was not "undiscovered" or "uninhabited" territory.. Usually what is meant by "discovery" in discussing Columbus, Leif Erikson (who actually did come to the North American continent long before Columbus) is that it was when Eurpoean powers that be decided to start exploring (and exploiting) areas on this side of the world.
    pixie_trix

    Answer by pixie_trix at 5:08 PM on Oct. 11, 2010

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