Went to see Lincoln on Sunday and thoroughly enjoyed it. All our present day media hype, doom and gloom is exposed by this movie. If you want to see how a young democracy withstands civil war with a Republican President who has to deal with strong passionate divisions from within, go see this movie. If you go, I recommend a brush up on what happen. Abraham Lincoln
The movie is like a documentary. You get to see how Lincoln confidently manages a war, working with branches of government and political parties to end slavery. Lincoln is very hands own involved in all aspects of the war. Even frequently replacing Generals who were not aggressive enough in pursuing General Lee and the Rebs. My Favorite scenes were the ones that played out in the House of Representatives. "The movie focuses on the last four months of Lincoln’s life, with nearly all the movie centered in January 1865, with the push for approving of the 13th Amendment (abolishing slavery) by the House of Representatives at the end of that month. The Senate had given its approval the previous year."
This movie will school you on what lengths a political party will go to win enough votes to pass new legislation when all odds are against its passage.
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