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As the people of the United States battle the Civil War, Abraham Lincoln (Daniel Day-Lewis) also battles a war with the leaders of government as he tries to abolish slavery. Get the movie review and more. »


Overall: A-
Violence: C
Sexual Content: A-
Language: D+
Drugs/Alcohol: C
Run Time: 150
Theater Release: 09 Nov 2012
Video Release: 26 Mar 2013
MPAA Rating: PG-13
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After watching a movie with your children or students, we encourage parents and teachers to look for education opportunities to teach with movies. Here are a few discussion topics that can help with lesson plans or teaching in the home.

Lincoln asks whether we choose to be born or are fitted to times in which we are born. What do you think? Could someone else have accomplished the same achievements as Lincoln?

How does Lincoln deal with his grief in comparison to his wife? Why does he feel he has to maintain a more stoic approach to the loss? Why does he encourage Mary to put on a happy face? What extra challenges does the President have to deal with because of his home life?

What does Lincoln mean when he says he has determined that prophesying is not profitable?

How is the political process of vote gathering and bill passage portrayed in this script?

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