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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?