The discovery of America
Christopher Columbus had an idea.
He thought he could travel to Asia through a new route.
The Kings of Spain Isabella and Ferdinand gave him the money for the expedition.
To cross the ocean he used a compass and some maps.
He sailed in three caravels La pinta,La niña y la Santa María pushed by the wind.
Finally On the 12th of October one of the sailors saw land through his spyglass.They dropped the anchor and went to shore.
There they met the natives and called them Indians because they thought they had arrived in the Indies.
Columbus wrote all his adventures in a book called a log.
Today we celebrate Columbus day to remember the discovery of a new continent.