I finally had the chance to see the movie yesterday afternoon. In the fashion of most Spielberg movies, the cinematography was awesome, good actors and acting. Unlike other Spielberg historical movies like The Pacific (a must see) and Band Of Brothers, Spielberg left out several important aspects of Lincoln's political life.
Most notably was the 13th Amendment. This movie attempted to portray Lincoln for something he really wasn't. In 1861 Lincoln support the first 13th Amendment which failed to pass. That one supported the slave states to determine the issue on their own. The second 13th Amendment in 1865 freed the slaves. Lincoln support of the second 13th Amendment was purely political as he wanted to keep Foreign goverments from getting involved with our Civil War and not from some deep anti-slavery conviction that Lincoln possessed!
Just want to set the record straight