Receiving the approval votes from Congress to help aid the pass the decision of the 13th amendment in the race of time made the film intense. The film starts off with troops reciting the Emancipation Proclamation which gives a significance reminded of what Lincoln accomplished. The film also represents little historic objects such as wanted slave posters and information why these runaways cost a lot. In the beginning of the film, two common people ask for Lincoln to appraise an approval. Secretary of State, portrayed by William Seward (who played a great part as the Secretary), asked them to see what they would think about the 13th Amendment and seems that people in 19th century did not agree with the idea. This shows that people in this time period were more concerned about th...
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... being able to act impeccable still astounds me. These are only a few of the actors that portrayed their roles the best, but the actors overall are what made the film what it is.
In the past, I have seen the film and to watch it once again was as good as the last time I viewed it. With more knowledge about the Reconstruction era, I found the film to be more understanding than I expected it to be. The film showed that President Lincoln persevered to end the war and have 13th Amendment embedded in the Constitution. I feel that the action he took should acknowledge him how he was the only president to focus on abolishing slavery. In those times, I can see that if slavery was a norm, white folks would look at Lincoln the wrong way and that is what is observed. When the film was released in 2012, it felt like the movie came out to remind our society about our history.
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