Lincoln

Factual error: In one of the scenes in which took place in a white room, on the door behind the character's head is a modern day "door closer". Door closers were invented in 1880 by Lewis C Norton of the the LCN Company and the first one was installed at Boston Trinity Church in 1880, was some 15 years after this film took place.

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Dave G

Factual error: In the flag ceremony Lincoln raise a US Flag with 35 stars which was in use from 1863-1865. Later, Lincoln is riding through the aftermath of a battle scene and the soldier following is carrying a flag which matches the 1877 US flag with 38 stars.

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Abraham Lincoln: I could write shorter sermons, but when I get started I'm too lazy to stop.

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When Stevens leaves the house about halfway through and sits on a bench there is a modern electrical outlet on the wall to his left.

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Director Steven Spielberg obtained permission from the museum that hold Abraham Lincoln's original pocket watch to record the sound of the watch for use in the movie. So, in several scenes where Lincoln is in contemplative thought and fiddling with his watch, the ticking watch sound is actually the same as Lincoln heard 150 years ago.

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