What was the original intent behind Christopher Columbus’s voyage west across the Atlantic Ocean?

a. To discover a new source of gold to support the cash-strapped Spanish crown
b. To find an alternate trade route to Asia
c. To conquer indigenous tribespeople and claim them as slaves
d. To establish Spanish colonies in the Americas
e. To escape religious persecution from the Catholic Church

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Disclaimer: This question is just for testing your knowledge of AP US History… it is not intended to be a “sample question” from the AP US History Exam! That’s what APUSH practice tests are for.

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