The United States of America was founded in 1776, making the country 243 years old as of 2019.
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It appears to stake China's claim to have "discovered" America first. This comes as a surprise to those of us who know for a fact that America was discovered by Prince Madoc ab Owain Gwynedd in 1170. Unfortunately Madoc's arrival had been forestalled by St Brendan in the seventh century.Jan 19, 2006
America is named after Amerigo Vespucci, the Italian explorer who set forth the then revolutionary concept that the lands that Christopher Columbus sailed to in 1492 were part of a separate continent. He included on the map data gathered by Vespucci during his voyages of 1501-1502 to the New World.
Columbus changed the world because he introduced the greedy, land-hungry Europeans to America. He not only ultimately caused the founding of the United States, Mexico and Canada, but also shaped many other Caribbean and South American nations. He set everyone exploring, and reshaped the world.
*Columbus didn't “discover” America — he never set foot in North America. During four separate trips that started with the one in 1492, Columbus landed on various Caribbean islands that are now the Bahamas as well as the island later called Hispaniola. He also explored the Central and South American coasts.Oct 14, 2013
“he had an implacable temperament which could never be satisfied, and an unremitting ambition which could never be assuaged” (Fernandez-Armesto). Basically, Columbus had a bad temper that nobody could calm. This could and probably did result in very poor treatment of the Vikings.
American Indians - Native Americans The term "Indian," in reference to the original inhabitants of the American continent, is said to derive from Christopher Columbus, a 15th century boat-person. Some say he used the term because he was convinced he had arrived in "the Indies" (Asia), his intended destination.