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 outstanding 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   Kept the United States united as one country via a horrible Civil War

     o  Freed the slaves

     o  16th President of the United States


·       Teddy Roosevelt

o   Became known at the "Trust-Buster” after breaking up monopolies held by the railroads, Standard Oil, etc.

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