It was not until 1507 that people began to realize that what Columbus had discovered was not a new route to India, but instead was a completely new world. The first person to suggest that this was the case was an Italian explorer by the name of Amerigo Vespucci.
Because he was the first to realize that a new world had been discovered, map makers began calling this new land the ‘Americas’ in honor of him.
No man is he whole of himself; his friends are the rest of him.
Harry Emerson Fosdick
Thousands of people watched the Battle of Bunker Hill take place. People in the Boston area sat on rooftops, in trees, on church steeples, and in the rigging of ships in the harbor to watch the American revolutionaries battle the British.