Why did the King and Queen of Spain sponsor Columbus's voyage?
They wanted to increase Spain's power and wealth by establishing new trade routes and new colonies.
Columbus made four trips to the New World.
Who financed Columbus's voyage?
King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella of Spain financed his trip.
How many ships made the voyage to the New World?
There were three ships in Columbus's small fleet: the Nina, the Pinta, and the Santa Maria.
Columbus sailed on the Santa Maria, which was the largest of the three ships.
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