Abraham Lincoln served as president from March 1861 until his assassination on April 15, 1865. His birthday was on February 12th. This Monday, most American children and many grownups are off in observance of the President’s Day holiday. George Washington’s Birthday is on February 22nd.
It seems like a good weekend to take in a movie with our 12-year-old son, and to catch a cinematic history lesson on the Civil War and the Emancipation Proclamation. We’re going to see Steven Spielberg‘s Lincoln, starring Daniel Day-Lewis and Sally Field.
Here’s a trailer:
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