MOUNT RUSHMORE

Mount Rushmore

 

The Mount Rushmore National Memorial is the name of a mammoth sculpture carved into granite that shows the faces of 4 outstanding Americans --- the sculpture is located in South Dakota.

 

Those 4 Americans are:

·       George Washington

o   A Founding Father

o   Incredibly brilliant Commander of the Patriot Forces that, with assistance from France (thanks to Benjamin Franklin), defeated the British and gave the United States it's independence from Great Britain 

o   1st President of the United States

·       Thomas Jefferson

o   A Founding Father

o   Principal author of the Declaration of Independence – July 4, 1776

o   3rd President of the United States

·       Abe Lincoln

o   Freed the slaves

o   16th President of the United States

·       Teddy Roosevelt

o   Conservation was his top priority; he established National Parks, Forests and monuments intended to preserve our Nation’s natural resources; he started construction of the Panama Canal

o   26th President of the United States