What is Columbus' main goal in his letter? A. In order to demonstrate his desire to learn about the culture and people of the islands he visited, B. He wants to show that he is a worthy candidate for the job, C. He needs to explain that he has experience as a navigator which would make him valuable to the king, D. He wants to convince the king to give him another chance.
In conclusion, Columbus' main purpose in his letter was to demonstrate his interest in learning about other cultures and to try to persuade the king to give him another chance.
Columbus' goal in writing the letter from his first voyage is to notify Ferdinand and Isabella that his mission was a success. He claims to have discovered islands off the west coast of India, close to China. This would make Spain aware of another route to Asia besides the one through Africa. Also, because these are royal letters, they should be written in a formal manner.
In addition to this, Columbus wants approval to continue his voyages for another year. He believes it will take that long for his plans to go forward.
Finally, he wishes them health and prosperity.
These questions can be answered by reading the full text of the letter for yourself. It may help to read other letters written by Columbus before and after this one to get a better understanding of how he tries to persuade Ferdinand and Isabella to allow him to continue his voyages.
In conclusion, Columbus' purpose in writing this letter is to inform King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella about his latest journey and request their approval to continue his voyages for another year.
Columbus narrated his expedition, described the places and people he saw, and certified that he had gained control of the islands in the name of Spain. Columbus' voyage marks the beginning of Europe's aggressive imperial colonization of the Americas.
The letter has been called the "manifestation of European power and prestige" at their highest level. It made Spain the first nation to claim large areas of land by direct exploration rather than conquest.
Colonization was essential to the economic survival of Spain and Italy at the time. The discovery of gold in America had created a demand for products from Europe that could only be met by importing them from far away countries such as China. This led to increased trade between Spain and Portugal, but not every transaction was profitable. If the overseas venture failed, not only would all the money be lost, but also many individuals would be left with debts they could never repay. Colonization provided an outlet for these ventures to succeed and make enough profit to be paid off.
In addition, colonization served as a method of social engineering designed to transform vulnerable populations into functioning members of their new communities. In this way, it helped establish stable governments over vast distances, which were necessary for trading with Europe to be possible.
"I discovered several islands... I seized ownership of all of them for our most fortunate King," Columbus writes in the letter. By stating this, Columbus is letting the King and Queen of Spain know that he has seized possession of all the sites he visited and was able to obtain control over for Spain.
He also asks for funding to continue his mission and for an official position with benefits within the Spanish government so that he can continue to carry out his duties without interruption.
These requests were met with approval from the King and Queen, who appointed him "Adviser and Ambassador" to the Indies.
In the years following his appointment, Columbus led three voyages of discovery across the Atlantic Ocean. On the first voyage in 1492-93, he reached Cuba and Haiti, which he believed to be India. On the second voyage in 1494-95, he reached Puerto Rico, Jamaica, and various other islands in the Caribbean Sea. His third voyage in 1502-03 was meant to find a route to China, but he ended up returning home after suffering financial difficulties.
During his time in the Indies, Columbus made many discoveries and brought back information about the people, culture, and material wealth of the countries he visited. He also helped establish trade routes between Europe and Asia via Africa.
This letter was used by Columbus to announce his successful journey, and it became a type of best-seller across Europe. It includes descriptions of the folks he met. The five paragraphs beginning "There are, furthermore, on the mentioned island Juana..." are quite interesting. They describe the customs of the people there, including their burial practices (they had no churches). It also mentions some of the animals they had, such as elephants for transportation.
In this letter, you can see how interested Columbus was in exploring new lands. He wanted to find gold so people would believe in the Bible's prophecy that said there were treasures out there in the world waiting to be found. But instead of finding gold, he found people who were surprised by his arrival - because they didn't know any ships could survive the trip from Spain to America.
After reading this letter, you would think that Columbus knew what he was doing when he decided to travel to America. But actually, he wasn't very smart about it. For example, he thought the world was flat. And even though he had the support of the government, that doesn't mean everything went according to plan. In fact, it almost ended up being another story if not for some lucky breaks.
Here is how history books say things ended up going for Columbus: After announcing his plans to go to America, he received a grant of land from the government.