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--> [[spoiler: '''George Yeaman''':]] ...[[WhamLine I said ''aye'', Mr. McPherson.]] '''''[[SuddenlyShouting AAAAAYYYYYEEEEEEEEEE!]]'''''


-->'''Lincoln''': I can't listen to this anymore. I can't accomplish a goddamn thing of any worth until we cure ourselves of slavery and end this pestilential war! Whether any of you or anyone else knows it, I know I need this! This amendment is that cure! We are stepped out upon the world stage now. Now! With the fate of human dignity in our hands. Blood's been spilled to afford us this moment '''now! Now! Now!''' And you groustle and heckle and dodge about like pettifogging Tammany Hall hucksters!

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-->'''Lincoln''': I can't listen to this anymore. I can't accomplish a goddamn thing of any human meaning or worth until we cure ourselves of slavery and end this pestilential war! Whether any of you or anyone else knows it, I know I need this! This amendment is that cure! We are stepped out upon the world stage now. Now! With the fate of human dignity in our hands. Blood's been spilled to afford us this moment '''now! Now! Now!''' And you groustle and heckle and dodge about like pettifogging Tammany Hall hucksters!


* Thaddeus Stevens explaining how it is that [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pjOJzX54QYs he can say that some men may possibly be inferior to others]]. After being forced by political necessity to disavow his strong belief that black people should be considered completely equal, and instead say that they should only be considered equal before the law, Democrats Pendleton and Wood try to goad him into stating his true opinion. Stevens, after repeating his line like a SurvivalMantra a few times, finally looks at the Democrats and uses ''Pendleton'' as a prime example of his argument. And it is ''awesome''.

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* Thaddeus Stevens explaining how it is that [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pjOJzX54QYs com/watch?v=LMYDSyqNpQo he can say that some men may possibly be inferior to others]]. After being forced by political necessity to disavow his strong belief that black people should be considered completely equal, and instead say that they should only be considered equal before the law, Democrats Pendleton and Wood try to goad him into stating his true opinion. Stevens, after repeating his line like a SurvivalMantra a few times, finally looks at the Democrats and uses ''Pendleton'' as a prime example of his argument. And it is ''awesome''.


* The above scene ends with Lincoln at his most coldly furious, after James Ashley questions exactly ''how'' they should get the votes they need to pass the Amendment. Lincoln fixes him with an incredulous "Are You Kidding Me?" expression, then rises from his chair, [[LargeAndInCharge to his full height]]:

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* The above scene ends with Lincoln at his most coldly furious, after James Ashley questions exactly ''how'' they should get the votes they need to pass the Amendment. Lincoln fixes him with an a weary and incredulous "Are You Kidding Me?" expression, then rises from his chair, [[LargeAndInCharge to his full height]]:


* The above scene ends with Lincoln at his most coldly furious, after James Ashley questions exactly ''how'' they should get the votes they need to pass the Amendment. Lincoln fixes him with an incredulous "Are You Kidding Me?" expression, then rises from his chair, [[LargeAndInCharge to his full height]]:
-->'''Lincoln''': Buzzards' guts, man. I am the ''President of the United States of America.'' Clothed in '''immense power!''' You ''will'' procure me these votes.



* For the nation: the Thirteenth Amendment [[ForegoneConclusion passes]]. The argument over slavery is answered. ''For all coming time''.

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* For the nation: the Thirteenth Amendment [[ForegoneConclusion passes]]. The argument over matter of slavery is answered.settled. ''For all coming time''.


* For the nation: the Thirteenth Amendment [[ForegoneConclusion passes]]. The argument over slavery is answered. For all time.

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* For the nation: the Thirteenth Amendment [[ForegoneConclusion passes]]. The argument over slavery is answered. For ''For all time.coming time''.

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* As part of delaying the Southern peace delegation, Lincoln has General Grant return the original documents of the Confederate peace terms insisting on "revisions," because the North cannot accept the South's argument that the Civil War is between two nations instead of one nation fighting a rebellion over slavery. When Alexander Stephens refuses and asks Grant "If we're not to discuss a truce between warring nations, what in heaven's name can we discuss?" [[FourStarBadass Grant calmly puffs cigar smoke]] out his nostrils, smiles, and answers "[[TakeThat Terms of surrender]]."


-->'''Lincoln''': I can't listen to this anymore. I can't accomplish a goddamn thing of any worth until we cure ourselves of slavery and end this pestilential war! I wonder if any of you or anyone else knows it. I know! I need this! This amendment is that cure! We've stepped out upon the world stage now. Now! With the fate of human dignity in our hands. Blood's been spilled to afford us this moment '''now! Now! Now!''' And you grouse so and heckle and dodge about like pettifogging Tammany Hall hucksters!

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-->'''Lincoln''': I can't listen to this anymore. I can't accomplish a goddamn thing of any worth until we cure ourselves of slavery and end this pestilential war! I wonder if Whether any of you or anyone else knows it. it, I know! know I need this! This amendment is that cure! We've We are stepped out upon the world stage now. Now! With the fate of human dignity in our hands. Blood's been spilled to afford us this moment '''now! Now! Now!''' And you grouse so groustle and heckle and dodge about like pettifogging Tammany Hall hucksters!


--> “How can I hold that all men are created equal when here before me stands, ''stinking'', the moral carcass of the gentleman from Ohio. Proof that some men ARE inferior; endowed by their maker with dim wits, impermeable to ''reason'', with cold pallid slime in their veins instead of ''hot red blood''! You are more ''reptile'' than man, George, so low and flat that the foot of man is ''incapable'' of crushing you! Yet even ''you'', Pendleton, who should have been gibbetted for treason ''long'' before today, even worthless, unworthy you deserve to be treated equally before the law! And so again, sir, and again and again I say: I do not hold with equality in ''all'' things, only with equality before the law!”

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--> “How can I hold that all men are created equal when here before me stands, ''stinking'', the moral carcass of the gentleman from Ohio. Proof that some men ARE inferior; endowed by their maker with dim wits, impermeable to ''reason'', with cold pallid slime in their veins instead of ''hot red blood''! You are more ''reptile'' than man, George, so low and flat that the foot of man is ''incapable'' of crushing you! Yet even ''you'', Pendleton, who should have been gibbetted for treason ''long'' before today, even worthless, unworthy you deserve ought to be treated equally before the law! And so again, sir, and again and again I say: I do not hold with equality in ''all'' things, only with equality before the law!”


---> “How can I hold that all men are created equal when here before me stands, ''stinking'', the moral carcass of the gentleman from Ohio. Proof that some men ARE inferior; endowed by their maker with dim wits, impermeable to ''reason'', with cold pallid slime in their veins instead of ''hot red blood''! You are more REPTILE than man, George, so low and flat that the foot of man is ''incapable'' of crushing you! Yet even YOU, Pendleton, who should have been gibbetted for treason ''long'' before today, even worthless, unworthy you deserve to be treated equally before the law! And so again, sir, and again and again I say: I do not hold with equality in ''all'' things, only with equality before the law!”

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---> --> “How can I hold that all men are created equal when here before me stands, ''stinking'', the moral carcass of the gentleman from Ohio. Proof that some men ARE inferior; endowed by their maker with dim wits, impermeable to ''reason'', with cold pallid slime in their veins instead of ''hot red blood''! You are more REPTILE ''reptile'' than man, George, so low and flat that the foot of man is ''incapable'' of crushing you! Yet even YOU, ''you'', Pendleton, who should have been gibbetted for treason ''long'' before today, even worthless, unworthy you deserve to be treated equally before the law! And so again, sir, and again and again I say: I do not hold with equality in ''all'' things, only with equality before the law!”



---> Pendleton: The Speaker doesn't vote.
--->Colfax: The Speaker may vote if he so chooses.
--->Pendleton: (staggering) It's highly unusual...
--->Colfax: [[ShutUpHannibal This isn't usual, Pendleton. This is history]].

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---> Pendleton: --->'''Pendleton:''' The Speaker doesn't vote.
--->Colfax:
vote.\\
'''Colfax:'''
The Speaker may vote if he so chooses.
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chooses.\\
'''Pendleton:'''
(staggering) It's highly unusual...
--->Colfax:
unusual...\\
'''Colfax:'''
[[ShutUpHannibal This isn't usual, Pendleton. This is history]].





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* Lincoln, getting an earful from both sides of his Cabinet and Republican leaders who feel lied to over the Amendment process and the possibility of Confederate peace commissioners in the city, erupts in a fury that he cannot take the squabbling anymore and that ''all of humanity'' demands their effort to end slavery:
-->'''Lincoln''': I can't listen to this anymore. I can't accomplish a goddamn thing of any worth until we cure ourselves of slavery and end this pestilential war! I wonder if any of you or anyone else knows it. I know! I need this! This amendment is that cure! We've stepped out upon the world stage now. Now! With the fate of human dignity in our hands. Blood's been spilled to afford us this moment '''now! Now! Now!''' And you grouse so and heckle and dodge about like pettifogging Tammany Hall hucksters!


--->Colfax: The Speaker is not ''required'' to vote.

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--->Colfax: The Speaker is not ''required'' to vote.may vote if he so chooses.

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**He also shuts down Pendleton's attempt to prevent him from voting:
---> Pendleton: The Speaker doesn't vote.
--->Colfax: The Speaker is not ''required'' to vote.
--->Pendleton: (staggering) It's highly unusual...
--->Colfax: [[ShutUpHannibal This isn't usual, Pendleton. This is history]].


** “How can I hold that all men are created equal when here before me stands, ''stinking'', the moral carcass of the gentleman from Ohio. Proof that some men ARE inferior; endowed by their maker with dim wits, impermeable to ''reason'', with cold pallid slime in their veins instead of ''hot red blood''! You are more REPTILE than man, George, so low and flat that the foot of man is ''incapable'' of crushing you! Yet even YOU, Pendleton, who should have been gibbetted for treason ''long'' before today, even worthless, unworthy you deserve to be treated equally before the law! And so again, sir, and again and again I say: I do not hold with equality in ''all'' things, only with equality before the law!”

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** ---> “How can I hold that all men are created equal when here before me stands, ''stinking'', the moral carcass of the gentleman from Ohio. Proof that some men ARE inferior; endowed by their maker with dim wits, impermeable to ''reason'', with cold pallid slime in their veins instead of ''hot red blood''! You are more REPTILE than man, George, so low and flat that the foot of man is ''incapable'' of crushing you! Yet even YOU, Pendleton, who should have been gibbetted for treason ''long'' before today, even worthless, unworthy you deserve to be treated equally before the law! And so again, sir, and again and again I say: I do not hold with equality in ''all'' things, only with equality before the law!”


** How can I hold that all men are created equal when here before me stands stinking, the moral carcass of the gentleman from Ohio, proof that some men ARE inferior, endowed by their maker with dim wits, impermeable to ''reason'', with cold, pallid slime in their veins instead of ''hot, red blood''! You are more REPTILE than man, George, so low and flat that the foot of man is ''incapable'' of crushing you! Yet even YOU, Pendleton, who should have been gibbetted for treason ''long'' before today, even worthless, unworthy YOU deserve to be treated equally before the law! And so again, I say that I do not hold with equality in all things, only with equality before the law!

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** How “How can I hold that all men are created equal when here before me stands stinking, stands, ''stinking'', the moral carcass of the gentleman from Ohio, proof Ohio. Proof that some men ARE inferior, inferior; endowed by their maker with dim wits, impermeable to ''reason'', with cold, cold pallid slime in their veins instead of ''hot, ''hot red blood''! You are more REPTILE than man, George, so low and flat that the foot of man is ''incapable'' of crushing you! Yet even YOU, Pendleton, who should have been gibbetted for treason ''long'' before today, even worthless, unworthy YOU you deserve to be treated equally before the law! And so again, sir, and again and again I say that say: I do not hold with equality in all ''all'' things, only with equality before the law!law!”

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