About the Film


Steven Spielberg directs two-time Academy Award® winner Daniel Day-Lewis in Lincoln, a revealing drama that focuses on the 16th President’s tumultuous final months in office. In a nation divided by war and the strong winds of change, Lincoln pursues a course of action designed to end the war, unite the country and abolish slavery. With the moral courage and fierce determination to succeed, his choices during this critical moment will change the fate of generations to come.

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What Do Americans Really Know About Abraham Lincoln?

In conjunction with their work on the film Lincoln, Participant wanted to understand more about the American people's knowledge and perceptions of the second most-written-about person of all time (second only to Jesus of Nazareth).

So, just how important is Abraham Lincoln to Americans and the conversation about our national character today? 

Read the full report, "Americans' Perceptions of Abraham Lincoln", to find out.

What Do Americans Know About Abraham Lincoln?

Lincoln in the Classroom

As part of the Social Action Campaign for Lincoln, Participant Media collaborated with Disney's Education team to create curricula for high school students and teachers around the themes of leadership and civil engagement using content from the film and from Public Affairs' companion book, Lincoln: A President for the Ages.

The Disney Lincoln Learning Hub is home to a variety of tools about the 16th President of the United States of America. If you are an educator visit the Hub for activities you can use in the classroom.

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Lincoln: Buy the Book Media Card

This companion book to the major motion picture from Steven Spielberg, starring Daniel Day-Lewis as Abraham Lincoln, has leading historians answering the question: What Would Lincoln Do?

Abraham Lincoln was, in his time, both strongly admired and aggressively opposed, and he is still our nation’s most enigmatic and captivating hero. Timed to complement the new motion picture Lincoln, directed by Steven Spielberg, Lincoln: A President for the Ages introduces a new vision of Lincoln grappling with some of history’s greatest challenges.

The answers come from an all-star array of historians and scholars, including Jean Baker, Richard Carwardine, Dan Farber, Andrew Ferguson, Henry Louis Gates Jr., Allen C. Guelzo, Harold Holzer, James Malanowski, James Tackach, Frank J. Williams, and Douglas L. Wilson.
Whether you’re a lifetime admirer of Lincoln or newly intrigued by his story, Lincoln: A President for the Ages offers a fascinating glimpse of his many-sided legacy.

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