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Mount Rushmore is a monument dedicated to the founding and expansion of the United States. It shows four US presidents: George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Teddy Roosevelt, and Abraham Lincoln. Construction began in 1927 and ended in 1941.

Gutzon Borglum was the sculptor for the monument. He chose the four faces to be included on the mountain. He led the workers who did the carving. He did not live to see Mount Rushmore finished. His son, Lincoln Borglum, finished the monument instead.

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Making Connections


If you could choose someone to be carved on a mountain, who would you choose and why?


What other US symbols have you read about? What do they stand for?


Why does it matter that the government broke its promise to the Lakota Indians?

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