MilanBerryLincolnReview - Milan Berry 7th Period 12/29/15...

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Milan Berry7th Period12/29/15Mr.SmithLincolnMovie ReflectionThe movieLincoln, directed by Steven Spielberg is an accurate depiction of AbrahamLincoln’s last months in office of his second term. The general timeline of the movie is Januarythrough April of 1865. Being set in this time, the movie highlighted the key points of the processof passing the 13th amendment, which in turn would formally abolish slavery in all states andcondemn millions of African American’s to freedom. In the movie, Lincoln anxiously stressedthe need for the amendment to be voted on and passed fairly quickly. Why was this? Well,Lincoln not only believed the passing of the “13th” would end the war once and for all, he alsofelt that by passing it he could stop the re enslavement of already freed slaves. His emancipationproclamation he believed could only hold out for so long. The 13th amendment was the glueneeded to set the freedom of African Americans in stone. Once the war was over, what stopped

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13th Amendment, Abraham Lincoln, American Civil War, Reconstruction era of the United States

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