In the 1400’s an Italian man Christopher Columbus asked his Government if he could have money and a ship to sail west to reach India. No one agreed with him. Eventually the King of Spain gave him money. Instead of going to India he sailed to the Americas where he called the natives Indians, as that where he thought he was.
Christopher Columbus sailed to America,over the Atantic Ocean,then went back to Europe. He was the first one to go to the Americas and return back to Eruope. The europeans called the Americas the New World.