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↳ Lincoln (2012)
"We’re stepped out on the world’s stage now—now! The fate of human dignity in our hands. Blood’s been spilt to afford us this moment! Now, now, now!"
• movies • lincoln • daniel day-lewis • sally field • tommy lee jones • joseph gordon-levitt
“It was a possibility of losing you or the certainty of losing all those other agents. I made the only decision I could, and you know it." | “The handover was coming up and they were onto him, so I gave him up. I got six agents in return and a peaceful transition.”
April 9th 1865: The American Civil War ends
On this day in 1865, Confederate general Robert E Lee surrendered to Union general Ulysses S Grant at Appomattox Courthouse in Virginia, thus ending the war that had raged since 1861. The war broke out when the Southern states seceded from the United States and formed the Confederacy. After great defeats such as at Gettysburg and the destruction of Sherman’s march to the sea, the Confederacy realised they could not win. After Lee’s surrender, Grant defied tradition due to his respect for Lee and desire to restore peace, and allowed Lee to keep his sword and horse. Whilst more armies and generals had yet to surrender, Lee’s surrender essentially marked the end of the deadliest war in American history. The end of the war meant the abolition of slavery, preservation of the Union and began the era of Reconstruction.