What if you are Columbus and you are on a ship and you’re surrounded by people who can’t read and you are the only one who can read and right so they are depending on you to right there story of adventure so people know what you did. Columbus was born in Genoa,an Italian city on the Mediterranean sea.When Columbus was a boy he had tow those were to got to China and to be a sailor,boys who lived in Mediterranean wanted to be sailors but Columbus was one of the best sailors in history.Columbus knew a lot about China because he read Marco Polo’s book about china very carefully.Most people could not read in the 15 century so they were ignorant with a lot of things. When Columbus was exploring the new land he decide to name the land San Salvador.That means holy salvador.After a while of exploring he wanted to find the route to Asia.They figured out if you go west in europe you will end up in Asia.Fun fact in the 15 century the Santa Maria was 41 years old.when Columbus arrived at the new land he did not understand their language. Columbus had a compass that guide him through his journey. One day Columbus set sail he and his crew got lost and it stayed that what till the 18 century.Columbus was very smart he did all most everything right all most he was measuring the globe and goofed.He figured the earth was much smaller than it was he also figured out that cathy was a lot bigger than he measured.Columbus studied an ancient Greek Geographer named ptolemy’s.At first people didn’t want to go west in europe because they were afraid. Columbus put himself in grave danger because he could not find any land and the crew was getting tired so he said give me three more days and if there is no sign of land in three days you can cut my head of and sail back to europe in peace.Hre was lucky because it was the third day and at last they see thand the crew was happy and so was Columbus one cause the foundland tow he got to keep his head.Columbus sen the indians and took them as slaves.And actual Columbus called them indians.The europeans brought smallpox to the world and the native did not have a cure for it. Columbus was a great explorer who risked his life to be a sailor he was smart.He did a few bad things hear and there he was very brave.he was a little ignerint.and I think he died in anor.he will be in history forever.