Civil War historian, SHELBY FOOTE said: "Any understanding of this nation has to be based and I mean really based on the understanding of Civil War. I believe that firmly, it defined us. The revolution did what it did. Our involvement in European wars began with the first World War did what it did, but the Civil War defined us as what we are and it opened us to being what we became — good and bad things.
And it is very necessary if you’re going to understand the American character in the 20th Century, to learn about this enormous catastrophe in the mid-19th Century. It was the crossroads of our being and it was a hell of a crossroads."
We are still working on making this Constitution work after the abolition of slavery and ensure democracy is for all. We get the government we earn and deserve when we work together, maybe. Try to see in the movie what Lincoln does in all his realm: he as President, father, husband, Commander in Chief with his son, Radical Republicans, Conservative Republicans, Democrats, Confederacy Delegation that is coming to have peace talks, his Cabinet disagreeing on Emancipation Proclamation, design the Reconstruction, and the 13th Amendment facilitator. He is dealing with many political characters.
He is truly juggling the entire country and its fate. You may wonder if this story is complete and accurate but it does let you have some ideas why he is thought to be the best President, and Obama seemingly close. There are any interesting connections to the current politics we are seeing today. If you can see this netflix movie with parental approval, it will help you understand why Lincoln's struggle from 1865 is still present. In a way it is our struggle to follow the aspirations of the Declaration of Independence that all are created equal. Today the Gettysburg Address talked to those ideals that we all are to follow. Again please send blog questions. Best wishes.