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Milan Berry 7th Period 12/29/15 Mr.Smith Lincoln Movie Reflection The movie Lincoln , directed by Steven Spielberg is an accurate depiction of Abraham Lincoln’s last months in office of his second term. The general timeline of the movie is January through April of 1865. Being set in this time, the movie highlighted the key points of the process of passing the 13th amendment, which in turn would formally abolish slavery in all states and condemn millions of African American’s to freedom. In the movie, Lincoln anxiously stressed the 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 also felt that by passing it he could stop the re enslavement of already freed slaves. His emancipation proclamation he believed could only hold out for so long. The 13th amendment was the glue needed to set the freedom of African Americans in stone. Once the war was over, what stopped
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