Columbus’s apart the of United States of America

Columbus’s expedition crew accidentally landed on what was believed to be
“Asia” but they were wrong and had actually landed on the virgin islands which
is now apart the of United States of America on October 12, 1492, where they
immediately set out on and expedition to explore more of  the island. Soon after beginning the
expedition they found some native peoples, and the settlers and Native Americans
exchanged goods. Columbus then sailed around the new land he had discovered for
a few months exploring, and looking for interesting things and riches to be
discovered. Columbus later returned to Spain around January; unfortunately for
Columbus and his crew, one of his ships was run aground. He decided it would be
a good idea use the wood from the wreckage, to build a fort on the island where
39 men stood in the fort that would be called La Navidad. He later set sail and
arrived in Spain where he met with King Ferdinand and the Queen and told them
about his adventures and what he had discovered during them. The king and queen
were very happy and proud of Columbus’ bravery and exploration skills and that
the trip they sponsored was a success. Later on Christopher received a decree
on paper from the pope. The decree stated that all lands 100 kilometers west of
the Cape Verde islands belonged to Spain and would be under their rule. A
second journey was planned soon after he received the decree. It was to be much
bigger and include many more settlers so they could potentially claim more land
as the people expanded. 25 September 1493 was the date on which the second
voyage, that included an amount of seventeen ships and 1200 settlers, left for
the new lands. The group arrived at the last landing site to find its
settlement was completely destroyed. Columbus then left the destroyed
settlement to look for the passage he heard of to Asia and left his brother to
lead the settlers and gather up what they could from the rubble. Columbus’s
brother, Diego, was not a good leader and had many problems managing all the settlers.
Many of the settlers either left for their homes or died at the settlement. Many
of the settlers were very angry of the leadership at their settlement. Most of
them sent letters to Spain to complain about the leadership of their colony and
how it was failing under Diego’s guidance. Columbus was then forced to return
to Spain to speak to the king and queen. King Ferdinand and Queen Elizabeth
welcomed Columbus and showed him gratitude; however, it would have been almost
a year before Columbus was given permission to sail again due to the short
comings of the colony. When Columbus sailed, he did not return directly to the
colony he decided to do some more exploration first. He had left his brother in
charge of with no Hispaniola, but decided to go south to do more exploration
instead of helping the settlement. When he finally returned to Hispaniola, he found
that the settlements were at war with one another. One side was loyal to
Columbus and the other side was rebels and wanted nothing to do with him since
he had practically abandoned them. Two years passed before peace returned to
the settlements and the battles had stopped. Eventually, Columbus was ordered
to return to Spain to speak to the king and queen again, because of poor
leadership. After several months of convincing the King and Queen, Christopher
was able to return for a final trip to the settlement. Columbus returned for this
last trip to the settlement at the age of 50 years old which was very old at
that time. He was still trying to find the route to Asia and exploring on his
way there, but he was never able to find the route there. He returned home with
his son and brother as a passenger on a ship. Columbus died believing that the islands
he discovered were an island’s that were apart of Asia and that he was just
barely missing the continent.