President Lincoln is trying to pass the 13th amendment, end slavery, end the Civil War and re-unite the country.
Most of the story takes place in the House of Representatives, where Lincoln and his allies believe that passing the 13th amendment (the Senate has already passed it) abolishing slavery will help accomplish his goals. The political maneuverings of the time are much like we'd see today.
A very well-told story. The prejudice of the time is so strong it is almost a caricature of the racist stereotype.
Daniel Day-Lewis is EXCELLENT in his role as Lincoln. I especially enjoyed his interaction with his family, his wife (Sally Field was very good as Mary Todd Lincoln) and two sons.
Content warnings include language (use of the 'n' word), and and a couple of gory scenes from the war.
A very good quality movie.