Mount Rushmore in South Dakota features the heads of 4 US Presidents; George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln carved into the side. Colour our Mount Rushmore colouring page for President's Day or as part of a study on US History.
Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826) was the third President of the United States, serving from 1801 to 1809. He had been the main author of the Declaration of Independence and was Vice-President under the previous President, John Adams.
Jefferson is often thought to be amongst the greatest of Presidents. He greatly increased the size of the United States by buying a vast area of land from the French (this is called the 'Louisiana Purchase'). He was a very clever man who spoke five languages. He is also famous for being opposed to slavery.