The movie Lincoln (2012) is a masterpiece directed by Steven Spielberg, based on the first Republican President of United States, Abraham Lincoln, and an influential figure whose name is inscribed and engraved in the hearts of every person on this earth. Known as the 16th President of America, Lincoln expressed his opposition and hatred to slavery, which he soon erased after issuing the Emancipation Proclamation (History.com, 2009). Having the qualities of a true leader, he left an enduring legacy of wiping off slavery that has been echoing through the decades.
Lincoln turned his life into beacons of light, still providing guidance and inspiration to humans all across the globe. Over the centuries, he is still remembered for preserving the Union, eradicating slavery, bracing the Federal government and modernizing the economy of America (Scott, 2012). Depicting his down-to-earth nature and soft-spoken personality, the movie “Lincoln”, is all about the abolishment of slavery, surrender of the Confederacy and assassination of Lincoln.
Spielberg beautifully directed Daniel Day-Lewis in “Lincoln”, a drama that uncovered the final turbulent days of Abraham Lincoln. The movie began a year before the ferocious Civil War and concluded with the surrender of Confederate general Robert E Lee (Scott, 2012). Throughout the movie, Lincoln is shown as a man of bold action, who without sacrificing his principles and beliefs, managed to end slavery and unite the country.
He took risks for the betterment of the country and galvanized people by achieving what he aimed for. With his moral courage and bravery, Lincoln’s decision during the grave moments changed the fate of the generations to come. This splendid movie takes its viewers back to the momentous events, which have contributed immensely to American history.
Abraham Lincoln. (2009). Retrieved April 25, 2015, from http://www.history.com/topics/us-presidents/abraham-lincoln
Scott, A. (2012, November 8). A President Engaged in a Great Civil War. Retrieved April 25, 2015, from http://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/09/movies/lincoln-by-steven-spielberg-stars-daniel-day-lewis.html?_r=2