WHO IS ON 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 --- all former Presidents of the United States --- the sculpture is located in South Dakota.

 

Those 4 outstanding Americans are:

 

George Washington

 

·       A Founding Father

 

·       Brilliant Commander of the Patriot Forces that, with assistance from France (thanks to Benjamin Franklin), defeated the British --- which earned the United States its independence from Great Britain

 

·       Without George Washington, with his demonstrated brilliance as the Commanding General of the U.S. Army, there may have never been a United States of America

 

·       1st President of the United States

 

Thomas Jefferson

 

·       A Founding Father

 

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

 

·       3rd President of the United States

 

Abe Lincoln

 

·       Kept the United States a united country via a horrible Civil War

 

·       Finally addressed the failure of our Founders by freeing the slaves

 

·       16th President of the United States

 

Teddy Roosevelt

 

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

 

·       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

 

·       26th President of the United States

 

 


 

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