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Abraham Lincoln: Expanding & Preserving the Union (Primary by Christi E. Parker

By Christi E. Parker

Abraham Lincoln was once president in the course of probably the most distinct occasions in heritage. With a rustic on the point of conflict, his final objective was once to maintain the Union jointly. while Lincoln freed the slaves, he angered many Southerners, together with his murderer, John Wilkes sales space.

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Columbus refused, saying he would keep wearing his chains until the king and queen ordered their removal. • Columbus wore his chains for more than three months. • He wore the chains to show how he had been rewarded for his many services to Ferdinand and Isabella. • For the rest of his life, Columbus kept the chains in his bedroom, to remind him of his treatment. He even asked to be buried with the chains. DISGRACED Bobadilla charged Columbus with oppressing the Spanish settlers and withholding gold from the king and queen.

It was a terrible voyage across a wild, stormy sea. HURRICANE! Indian crocodiles? On the mainland, Columbus saw alligators, which he presumed were crocodiles. Columbus may have taken this as an encouraging sign, because he knew from books he had read that there were crocodiles in India. Pottery figure of Mayan woman During the summer, the Caribbean can be ravaged by violent wind systems called hurricanes. Columbus reached the Caribbean in time for one of the worst hurricanes in years. His ships survived, but a fleet of 20 ships returning from Hispaniola to Spain was destroyed.

Many Spaniards caught tropical fevers and syphilis, while the Tainos died from smallpox and measles. Smallpox virus The smallpox virus traveled to Hispaniola as an invisible passenger on Columbus’s ships. In Europe, it killed many children, but most adults were immune to it. For the Tainos, it was fatal. ISABELA Columbus called his new capital Isabela, in honor of the queen. He chose the location in the mistaken belief that there were gold mines nearby. It was an unhealthy, mosquito-infested place.

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