In the beginning of the movie, Abraham Lincoln is talking to 2 African Americans who were in the war; they even were talking to Lincoln about how much they loved his speech and even quoted him. Lincoln was gaining and losing votes. People thought that if Africans were given rights, then women were next and they didn’t want that. A man stated that as we give power to the African Americans, they are going to want more rights. Lincoln was completely oblivious to the people who bribed 20 representatives votes. Lincoln was trying his hardest and not only were people cheating, but also his family was getting in the way. The south was against everything that Lincoln had said and done. Some people believed that passing the amendment would stop the war, while others thought differently. Lincoln believed that the amendment would pass and he wouldn’t stop until it did pass. Lots of people had given up on him while others had stuck with him. Lincoln was known for many things, but the most important thing was freeing the slaves. Lincoln did not have much schooling but he was a very smart guy in general and had lots of common sense. In the movie, it portrays how one man can have an opinion and make changes among society. Lots of people were against him but overtime they saw his integrity, and started to follow him. As Lincoln doesn’t quit, neither does the south, so they continue their conflicts. One of Lincoln’s most important quotes ever is "All men are created equal." Lincoln is a true, respectable, honest man and cared a lot for his country. Lincoln’s son believed that he should’ve gone to war but Lincoln didn’t want that. There is a lot on tense between Lincoln and his wife since losing Willy. Mrs. Lincoln thinks that she is going to lose her son once he joins the war. Lincoln went to see who is getting the democratic vote. Lincoln’s wife broke down when her youngest son died, and she told Lincoln that e could have sent her to the loony pin. Lincoln states that the amendment is the cure to ending the war. People are tell him to give up, and also not to change the constitution. On the day of vote, Africans were welcome to what was called their house. The democrats were changing their minds from no to yes. In the end…
The movie Lincoln is an American historic film, made in 2012, that covers the final four months of Lincoln’s life in politics. It shines a light on the Presidents effort to have the thirteenth amendment to the United States Constitution passed by the United States House of Representatives. This movie was highly relatable to what we have been learning and class. The movie contains instructional value, not only in history, but also in general politics. It shows the art of presidency along with the…
Today he is known as one of the greatest American presidents, but at the time of his election no one would have predicted Lincoln's success. On November 6, 1860, Abraham Lincoln was elected as the sixteenth president of the United States. The outcome of the election directly led to the secession of seven states and ultimately, the Civil War. During his presidency he dealt with the cohesiveness of the Union and slavery.
As a political leader, Lincoln's views about slavery changed as he had to worry…
made by President Lincoln, it is certainly their brevity. Despite their length these speeches are still very effective because Lincoln packed them with rhetorical devices to help convey his purpose. Several examples can be found in his second inaugural address where he uses periodic sentences and subordination, generalized subjects, Biblical allusion and a tone shift to de-emphasize the present conflict and instead focus on hope of future reunification and freedom for all.
Lincoln begins his speech…
Abraham Lincoln was born in 1809, in Kentucky, but moved to Indiana with his family when he was eight. His mother died when he was ten and both of his parents came from undistinguished families. He did not grow up with a proper education, but he was able to read and write. He married Mary Todd in 1842 and had four children, but only one of them lived to maturity.
In 1858, he ran against Stephen Douglas for the position of Senator. Lincoln did not win but he gained a reputation…
Movie Review: Gone With The Wind
The movie gone with the wind was a very good movie however there were some historical inaccuracies. Such as, Gerald O'Hara announces the surrender of General Lee in the movie. He tells everyone the war has ended, but what actually happened was, the surrender of Lee's Army did not affect Georgia. The troops in Georgia didn't surrender until a month later. The Civil War actually ended with the surrender of General Kirby Smith at Galveston, Texas in 1865.
Some of the…
This article is about the American president. For other uses, see Abraham Lincoln (disambiguation).
An iconic black and white photograph of a bearded Abraham Lincoln showing his head and shoulders.
An 1863 daguerreotype of Lincoln, at the age of 54.
16th President of the United States
March 4, 1861 – April 15, 1865
Vice President Hannibal Hamlin (1861–1865)
Andrew Johnson (1865)
Preceded by James Buchanan
Succeeded by Andrew Johnson
Member of the U.S. House of…
I personally love this movie, “Lincoln” The movie carried three powerful themes that I feel carried the story to a deep and appreciative standing. They are Lincolns’ deep understanding of human nature that portrayed his belief that good always triumphs over evil. His persistence to pass the 13th amendment provided the theme and the hard work that always pays off from his fierce politics. The themes stated are very prevalent in this film, and carry a deep meaning which I apply to…
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What should a president do for his citizen? Let the democratic rights spread across the country. Every citizen is equal and has the rights to make decisions. This is what the Abraham Lincoln wishes. This movie is set in the American Civil War. It shows how the president Lincoln pushes the Emancipation Proclamation into practice. Although it is tough, the great president lives up to his dream.
At the beginning of the movie, I doubt about the reason why Lincoln…
Rosa D Quispe
Sep 21, 2014
Abraham Lincoln “the movie”
The film depicts Abraham Lincoln’s arm-twisting and political maneuvering in January 1865 to secure approval of the 13th Amendment, which, when ratified by three-quarters of the states, abolished slavery throughout the nation. This was indeed an important moment in political history. The first scene is involving: Two black soldiers speak with the president about their experiences in combat. One, a corporal,…
8 December 2015
The year is 1865 and the Civil War death toll has risen just over six-hundred-thousand men. The freedoms sought out by our nation’s founders, now jeopardized by the secession of eleven states from the Union. The fate of The United States of America now laid upon the broad shoulders of our nations sixteenth commander-in-chief, President Abraham Lincoln. In a term marked by the burden of complete social upheaval, Abraham Lincoln was our nation’s foremost leader…