Mount Rushmore Presidents: Why was President Thomas Jefferson chosen?
Mount Rushmore Presidents: Thomas Jefferson, the 3rd US President, was chosen as one of the Mount Rushmore Presidents because of his work as the author of the Declaration of Independence and for his negotiation of the Louisiana Purchase with France which effectively doubled the size of the United States. He was greatly admired for his great intelligence, vision and statesmanship.
Mount Rushmore Presidents: Why was President Abraham Lincoln chosen?
Mount Rushmore Presidents: Abraham Lincoln, the 16th US President, was chosen as one of the Mount Rushmore Presidents because he was a personal hero of Gutzon Borglum, who had even named his son Lincoln in honor of the President. President Lincoln was admired for his honesty, integrity and determination.
Mount Rushmore Presidents: Why was President Theodore chosen?
Mount Rushmore Presidents: Theodore Roosevelt, the 26th US President, was chosen as one of the Mount Rushmore Presidents because he was a personal friend of the sculptor who admired Roosevelt for his enthusiasm, his quality of persistence, his assertiveness and his vitality. Although not an immediately obvious choice, Theodore Roosevelt had established the National Forest Service and had worked tirelessly to on the National Monuments Act of 1906 that was aimed at the Preservation of American Antiquities and to establish National Monuments.
Mount Rushmore Presidents: Video of the US Presidents
The Mount Rushmore Presidents provided the inspiration for Doane Robinson and Gutzon Borglum to create the Mount Rushmore National Memorial. The following US Presidents video enables you to sit back and listen to the history of the personal and political lives of all the US Presidents - a useful educational resource for kids, children and schools learning about the Mount Rushmore Presidents and all the other Presidents of the United States of America. More facts and information.