Lead: The continents of the western hemisphere are not named for the primitive tribes of Native Americans who first settled them eons ago or for the Norsemen who braved the ice flows of the North Atlantic or for Columbus. They bear the name of an Italian banker, Amerigo Vespucci.

Intro. A Moment in Time with Dan Roberts.

Content: In the wake of his historic voyage of 1492, Christopher Columbus announced to the world that he had discovered a western water passage to Asia. He never wavered in that conviction. After four journeys of discovery he still maintained that he was picking around the edges of the East Indies. However, there was a growing suspicion among the explorers that had followed behind that they were not rounding out their knowledge of Asia at all. By the late 1490s landing had been made in Venezuela, Honduras, Newfoundland, and what would later be called the mainland of North America.

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