However, borglum wanted to appeal to a national audience and suggested featuring four presidents. Representing important events and themes in our history, presidents george washington, thomas jefferson, abraham lincoln and theodore roosevelt were selected.
What Are the 4 Heads Carved on Mt Rushmore?
The four heads carved on Mount Rushmore represent George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt, and Abraham Lincoln.
These men were chosen because they were considered to be the most important presidents in American history. Washington was the first president, and his face is carved on the far left.
Jefferson was the third president, and his face is carved in the middle. Roosevelt was the 26th president, and his face is carved on the far right. Lincoln was the 16th president, and his face is carved in the middle.