Mount Rushmore

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Whose faces are carved on Mount Rushmore?

George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt, and Abraham Lincoln are depicted on Mount Rushmore in that order from left to right.

George Washington, (1st president) led the early colonial army in the American Revolutionary War to win independence from Great Britain. Because of his importance and his role in creating the United States, Washington is the most prominent figure on the mountain. (1732-1799)

Thomas Jefferson, (3rd president) he was the author of the Declaration of Independence, a document which inspires democracies around the world. He also purchased the Louisiana Territory from France in 1803 which doubled the size of our country, adding all or part of fifteen present-day states. (1743-1826)

Theodore Roosevelt, (26th president) provided leadership when America experienced rapid economic growth as it entered the 20th Century. He was instrumental in negotiating the construction of the Panama Canal, linking the east and the west. He was known as the "trust buster" for his work to end large corporate monopolies and ensure the rights of the common working man. He is also the leading land conservationist in world history, setting aside over 230 million acres for conservation purposes. (1858-1919)

Abraham Lincoln, (16th president) held the nation together during its greatest trial, the Civil War. Lincoln believed his most sacred duty was the preservation of the union. His efforts put an end to slavery. (1809-1865).

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Why were Washington Jefferson Lincoln and Roosevelt chosen for Mount Rushmore?

The four US Presidents on Mount Rushmore were chosen by Gutzon Borglum to commemorate the founding, growth, preservation and development of the U.S. They symbolize the principles of liberty and freedom on which the nation was founded.

Each of the four Presidents made important contributions to the US and that is why they were chosen for the sculpture on Mount Rushmore.

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George Washington, (1st president) led the early colonial army in the American Revolutionary War to win independence from Great Britain. Because of his importance and his role in creating the United States, Washington is the most prominent figure on the mountain. (1732-1799)

Thomas Jefferson, (3rd president) he was the author of the Declaration of Independence, a document which inspires democracies around the world. He also purchased the Louisiana Territory from France in 1803 which doubled the size of our country, adding all or part of fifteen present-day states. (1743-1826)

Abraham Lincoln, (16th president) held the nation together during its greatest trial, the Civil War. Lincoln believed his most sacred duty was the preservation of the union. His efforts put an end to slavery. (1809-1865).

Theodore Roosevelt, (26th president) provided leadership when America experienced rapid economic growth as it entered the 20th Century. He was instrumental in negotiating the construction of the Panama Canal, linking the east and the west. He was known as the "trust buster" for his work to end large corporate monopolies and ensure the rights of the common working man. He is also the leading land conservationist in world history, setting aside over 230 million acres for conservation purposes.

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Where is Mount Rushmore located?

South Dakota

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In what order are the presidents on Mount Rushmore?

Washington Jefferson Lincoln rosevelt

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What type of rock was Mount Rushmore carved from?

The Mount Rushmore Memorial is carved out of granite, part of the Harney Peak granite batholith that forms the Black Hills.

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Why did they picked the 4 people to be on Mount Rushmore?

Gutzon Borglum chose these four U.S. Presidents "to represent the first 150 years of American history. These presidents were selected by Borglum because of their role in preserving the Republic and expanding its territory"

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What state is Yellowstone National Park located in?

Yellowstone National Park is very large; it is primarily located in Wyoming, with a bit in Montana and in Idaho.

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What is former Mount Rushmore territory?

Lakota

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Which states is Yellowstone National Park in?

Yellowstone National Park, established by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant on March 1, 1872, is a national park located in the U.S. state of Wyoming, although it also extends into Montana and Idaho.

It was America's first National Park. For more information, please see the related link below.

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How long did it take to carve Mount Rushmore?

22 years

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What does Mount Rushmore represents?

it's a shrine of democracy indicating that the greatness of a nation comes from the greatness of it's leaders.

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Who are the 4 presidents carved on Mt Rushmore?

Washington Lincoln Jefferson roosevelt

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Where is the mountain where four US presidents' faces are carved?

Mount Rushmore National Memorial is located in the Black Hills of South Dakota, near the town of Keystone, South Dakota.

Mount Rushmore is the name of the mountain where the faces of four US presidents are carved.

The four US presidents are George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt, and Abraham Lincoln.

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Who carved Mount Rushmore?

Gutzon Borglum (1867-1941) was the designer and sculptor. A crew of up to 400 men used dynamite, pneumatic jackhammers, and chisels to carve the massive heads. The construction began October 4, 1927 and received US government help beginning in 1933. The individual heads were dedicated as completed, and the entire structure declared completed by October 31, 1941, 7 months after Borglum's death.

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Is Mount Rushmore in South Dakota or Wisconsin?

Mt. Rushmore is located in South Dakota.

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How far is it from Lincoln ne to mt Rushmore?

405 miles

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What is the distance from Mount Rushmore to Yellowstone National Park?

The distance is approximately 500 miles to Yellowstone's east entrance. The trip takes between 8-10 hours depending on the exact route you choose.

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Where is the fifth president on Mount Rushmore?

If you face Mount Rushmore, and tilt the image 90 degrees COUNTER clockwise. You can part of a face.

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What presidents are on Mount Rushmore?

Washington Jefferson Lincoln Roosevelt

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How do you get to the top of Mount Rushmore?

The mountain is closed to the public. You have to know a ranger!

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How many years did it take to complete Mt Rushmore?

This epic sculpture features the faces of four exalted American presidents: George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt, and Abraham Lincoln. South Dakota's Black Hills provide the backdrop for Mount Rushmore, the world's greatest mountain carving. These 60-foot high faces, 500 feet up, look out over a setting of pine, spruce, birch, and aspen in the clear western air. Photo of Gutzon Borglum.Sculptor Gutzon Borglum began drilling into the 5,725-foot mountain in 1927. Creation of the Shrine of Democracy took 14 years and cost a mere $1 million, though it's now deemed priceless.

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Why were George Washington Thomas Jefferson Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln chosen for mount Rushmore?

Mount Rushmore depicts four United States Presidents (left to right): George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt, and Abraham Lincoln.

George Washington, (1st president) led the early colonial army in the American Revolutionary War to win independence from Great Britain. Because of his importance and his role in creating the United States, Washington is the most prominent figure on the mountain. (1732-1799)

Thomas Jefferson, (3rd president) he was the author of the Declaration of Independence, a document which inspires democracies around the world. He also purchased the Louisiana Territory from France in 1803 which doubled the size of our country, adding all or part of fifteen present-day states. (1743-1826)

Theodore Roosevelt, (26th president) provided leadership when America experienced rapid economic growth as it entered the 20th Century. He was instrumental in negotiating the construction of the Panama Canal, linking the east and the west. He was known as the "trust buster" for his work to end large corporate monopolies and ensure the rights of the common working man. He is also the leading land conservationist in world history, setting aside over 230 million acres for conservation purposes. (1858-1919)

Abraham Lincoln, (16th president) held the nation together during its greatest trial, the Civil War. Lincoln believed his most sacred duty was the preservation of the union. His efforts put an end to slavery. (1809-1865).


Because they had the biggest impact on America today. They were all great presidents!
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How tall is Mount Rushmore?


1,078 meters or 5,600 feet high.

The height of Mount Rushmore is 500 feet high and 400 feet wide . It is 5,700 feet above sea level .

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Who has a mustache on Mount Rushmore?

Teddy Roosevelt

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Can you go inside Mt Rushmore?

There is a hall of records inside of the mountain. It is behind the presidents heads. There is also a small shack. There is a walkway to the right of the presidents heads that leads up go the shack and the hall of records.

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