the voyage of Christopher Columbus in 1492 A) opened the way for Spain to colonize north and south America B) led the way for portugal to build a vast trading empire in asia C) led England to claim the the vast territory surrounding Hudson bay. D)showed spain the way around south America and into the pacific ocean

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The answer is A, because he went on the expedition in the name of Spain, because he wanted to find a way past Africa to go to India without them having to go all the way around it. The discovery of the new world led to a race to form as many colonies as possible

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