At A Glance
National monuments established by Republican presidents: 67
National monuments modified by Republican presidents: 40
National monuments established by Democratic presidents: 73
National monuments modified by Democratic presidents: 59
Note: Republican presidents led Democrats in national monument establishments until the second term of the Barack Obama administration. If history is a useful guide, it is likely that this “lead” will be reclaimed by the Republicans in the future.
Image: Pompeys Pillar National Monument November 2009
Image credit: Kurt Angersbach / Westernlabs