In 1492 Christopher Columbus sailed from Europe to what is now known as America. He was trying to find a faster way to get to India, but instead he ran into America, more specifically the Bahamas. He then went back to Europe and asked the queen for money to go back with more people. At first she did not grant his wish, but eventually he got his wish. Columbus then sailed back to the America's with the Nina, the Pinta, and the Santa Maria.