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Transcript of Lincoln
Abraham Lincoln the President
Lincoln came to the position to be able to make this process by becoming the president of the United States.
Abraham Lincoln would become the sixteenth president of the United States because there were serious objections with the other choices for president. This would mean he would be the president of a splitting country with 7 southern states creating the Confederate States of America.
The director showed that Lincoln got 100% out of his cabinet and 100% out of his opportunity as president.
Because this is kept the same in the movie as it was in real life, it reveals that Lincoln was in fact the right man for the job of making and following through with the process to pass the 13nth Amendment.
Support for Thesis: Reason #1
A mastermind behind the making of the process is needed. The man to do this for passing the 13nth Amendment was Abraham Lincoln.
Steven Spielberg purposefully portrayed Lincoln just as he was in real life, so that he could show the theme, and that Lincoln was truly the right man to lead the U.S. out of slavery and out of the Civil War.
The director Steven Spielberg emphasizes the process that Lincoln takes to get the 13nth Amendment passed, in order to portray the theme of that reaching a goal is all about the process.
Abraham Lincoln and his Cabinet
Lincoln would make 100% of the opportunity he had by creating a fitting cabinet for his needs.
Lincoln got the max out of all of its members and this is shown in the movie when the whole of the cabinet works to get votes for the 13nth Amendment.
Do you think you could ever change the history of the United States?
Before Lincoln became the president, he chose the men that he wanted in his cabinet. Lincoln was able to get each of them, all for different purposes, to do their maximum work for him.
Support for Thesis: Reason #2
With every process, comes a necessity for someone leading it. Lincoln was this leader in the process of passing the 13nth Amendment.
Issuing the Emancipation Proclamation
Abraham Lincoln gave one of the most memorable speeches in history in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania in 1863. After the battle that occurred there, Lincoln gave this speech to give tribute to the soldiers who fell and fought in the battle. Lincoln also included his ideas on freedom and equality between races.
Speech at Gettysburg
("Lincoln's Words at Gettysburg").
It is presented in the movie that Lincoln had other people get the Democratic votes for the amendment. This is true, but Lincoln was still in command.
Lincoln Getting the Votes
("Quick fact check of Stephen").
Lincoln was the main person that headed the process to pass the 13nth Amendment. Lincoln tried to turn Democrat congressmen using his conversational skills along with his political skills.
The fact that Abraham Lincoln was leading the way to the passing of the 13nth Amendment was kept the same by Steven Spielberg.
This supports the theme because a leader is an important part in a process to reach a goal.
Lincoln waited for some time to issue his idea for an Emancipation Proclamation. He would then give an immortal speech at Gettysburg, which gives the Civil War in the United States meaning.
Support for Thesis: Reason #3
Knowing when it is the right time to begin the process of reaching a goal is also important.
If the process is begun too early, then it could be unsuccessful. But, if it is started too late then time has been wasted.
Lincoln knew this to be true and implemented it into his decision making about the 13th Amendment.
("Quick fact check of Stephen").
With the help of Thaddeus Stevens, Lincoln managed to pass the 13nth Amendment despite of their differences. Despite the large amount of pressure to put off issuing the 13nth Amendment until after the war ended, Lincoln did issue it. He was worried about the amendment being denied which would allow slavery to continue. Lincoln succeeded and passed the amendment through congress.
Before vs. After the War?
Lincoln was the leader of the process to pass the Emancipation Proclamation and stamped his name in history as this leader when he gave his speech at Gettysburg.
There was a lot of pressure on Lincoln to delay issuing the 13nth Amendment until the Civil War ended.
However, Lincoln knew that he needed to pass it before the war ended because if he waited, then the Democratic Representatives would not agree to vote yes.
The process that is shown in the movie is quite close to what it actually was.
Lincoln had his Secretary of State find the necessary votes by convincing undecided Democrats.
This supports the theme because the process was an important part of the passing of the 13nth Amendment and was kept the same during the movie.
The 13nth Amendment and how it came to be was a big part of the movie Lincoln. Lincoln makes the decision to issue the amendment and must gather the necessary votes to pass the amendment through Congress.
13nth Amendment in the Movie
Abraham Lincoln issued the 13nth Amendment right at the correct time for it.
The director emphasizes the fact that there was a lot of pressure to wait until the war was finished to issue it.
This supports the theme because a process needs to be started at the right time. If Lincoln would have waited until after the war, then the amendment would have been more than likely denied.
There are a lot of components that go into having a process to reach a goal.
Not having just one of those components can cause a problem.
Steven Spielberg emphasized the process of passing the 13nth Amendment to show the theme of a process is important to reaching a goal.
How it Applies Today
This theme applies to our lives today because many times people just try to reach their goal as quickly as possible.
These people do not have a good process and so either they end up not reaching the goal, or they complete only some of the goal.
It is important to have a good process to reach a goal and people can apply this thinking into their daily lives to make themselves more successful.
New York Times Review
was a fantastic movie.
This is my opinion and also New York Times'. NYT suggests that everyone should see this movie.
It provides accurate information about a topic that would change the history of the United States forever. Thank you for listening.
is a masterpiece that everyone should see. A movie shown to give information about an important time in American history that should be seen by all."
Thank you for listening.
Movie Clip: "I like our chances now"
Movie Clip: "The Gang of Three"
This movie encompasses the process that Abraham Lincoln and his colleagues take to get the votes to pass the 13nth Amendment through Congress.
It shows the struggles that Lincoln overcomes and the obstacles that he avoids on his way to becoming one of the most important presidents in American history.
Historical Person and Event
Lincoln is based on the role that Abraham Lincoln played in the passing of the 13nth Amendment.
It shows a man that would change the future of the United States.
Director: Steven Spielberg
Production Company: Kennedy/Marshall Company
Abraham Lincoln: Played by Daniel Day-Lewis
Released in: 2012
"Abraham Lincoln." Encyclopedia of World Biography. Detroit: Gale, 2013. Biography in Context. Web. 26 Mar. 2015.
Lincoln. Dir. Steven Spielberg. 2012. Film.
"Lincoln's Words at Gettysburg Resonate 150 Years Later." States News Service. N.p.: Gale, 2013. Biography in Context. Web. 26 Mar. 2015.
"Quick fact check of Stephen Spielberg’s movie Lincoln." Great American History. N.p., 2 Dec. 2012. Web. 10 Apr. 2015.
Scott, A. O. "A President Engaged in a Great Civil War." New York Times [New York] 8 Nov. 2012: n. pag. Print.
This clip shows that Lincoln was certain that this was the correct time to issue the amendment.
This clip shows the men that were given the job of getting votes for the amendment.