Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Project Outline - Mount Rushmore

Evelyn, Dustin, and Brittany

I. Intro
   In South Dadota's black hills, spanning an area of 1,278 acres, there are four faces carved into the stone. This monument is not only huge in a physical sense but also a huge part of American history and culture. The presidents represent a span of 130 years of history; men who lived in very different time periods are seen side-by-side. Each of them had an important impact during their time as president and contributed to the America we know today. Yet not everyone sees Mount Rushmore the same way. Mount Rushmore has many conflicting meanings for people of different backgrounds and experiences.

II. The Sculptor's Perspective
   Topic Sentence: Our first analysis point is about how Gutzon Borglum, the sculptor, planned for this monument to represent the triumphs of the Anglo-Saxon race, a much less possitve perspective than what we have today.

III. History
   Topic Sentence: Our second main theme centers on the history of the monument of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt, and Abraham Lincoln.

V. Conclusion
   In conclusion, modern opinions differ from historical viewpoints, but some conflict still occurrs.

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