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Josh Huver US History Mrs. Vanheest 29 August, 2005 If I had the opportunity to show a new comer to America one significant spot in history, I would have to choose the monument of Mount Rushmore in the Black Hills of South Dakota. Not only does the sculpture of 4 of the United States finest former presidents invoke history and tradition, the placement of the monument also plays a large role in educating visitors. First and foremost however, the 4 presidents depicted are, George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln, and Theodore Roosevelt. Each played a large role in the development of our country along the way, representing the courage, dreams, freedom and greatness of the entire nation. In addition to providing great information about the developing country during each presidents respective terms, the fine carving and at such a large scale gives a glimpse into the technological leaps and bounds of our country.
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Unformatted text preview: As for the placement of the monument, I can’t think of many places better to learn about America’s geography and its role in history than South Dakota. One of the great plains states, it is home to one of Americas largest wild animals, the Bison. In addition to the Bison South Dakota is full of rich Native American tradition through the tribes of the Lakota Sioux, the flat plains provided the greatest of ease in traveling with the moving herds. Also, it is impossible to forget about the Black Hills and the Bad Lands, the mountainous strips of land that cover southwestern South Dakota and much of Eastern Montana. These gorgeous landscapes are what the Mt. Rushmore Monument is carved into. All in all, South Dakota is a true gem when it comes to the subject of important aspects of America’s history and life....
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This note was uploaded on 05/07/2008 for the course HIS 1000 taught by Professor Vanheest;anderson during the Spring '08 term at Greensboro College.

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