The United States of America is a country full of symbols. When we look at our flag, money, and other national seals we see 50 stars representing the 50 states, olive branches symbolizing peace, and an arc of 13 clouds to represent the 13 original colonies as well multiple other symbolic items. In the Black Hills of South Dakota sits one of the largest monuments and symbols of America: Mt. Rushmore. The enormous stone carving of four of our past presidents serves as a symbol of freedom and hope in our nation. However, an international version of Mt. Rushmore would be a consideration to contemplate. For this project, I would choose to immortalize Nelson Mandela, Ronald Reagan, Angela Merkel, and Malala Yousafzai for their unique impact on the past and present world. I would construct the project in Berlin, Germany because of its great historical significance. There are many who deserve this type of recognition, however, considering their influence and contributions, these leaders are the best choice. Thinking of the great man Nelson Mandela, you can not help but think of a great man of peace and perseverance. The past 100 years of world history has been monumental in the advancement of anti segregation and anti apartheid movement, and Mandela has been right there in the middle of it all. Being elected as the first black South African President of South Africa, Nelson Mandela focused his time on combating institutionalized racism and promoting equality. He’s been thrown in jail and called a terrorist by a handful in relation to the millions who hold him in high respect because he’s managed to get back up one more time than he’s been thrown down. Mandela is an inspiration to many for his dedication to his work and will forever displa... ... middle of paper ... ... meant to represent the first 150 years of American history: the past. If a new international version of Mt. Rushmore were created, a lot of thought would need to be put into choosing four extraordinary people to honor. For this project I would select Nelson Mandela, Ronald Reagan, Angela Merkel, and Malala Yousafzai. Reagan and Mandela have made valuable impressions in the past, while Angela Merkel is currently making history, and Malala has only just begun her life of leading outstanding social change. The new Mt. Rushmore would be constructed in Berlin, Germany because of the difficult times it had gone through in the past. Looking at the immense rock carving against the great city of Berlin, imagine seeing four people who the world regards with great admiration contently looking back and reminding you to be fearless in your decision to positively impact humanity.