Born on February 17th, 1925
From Cleveland, Ohio, USA
With the nation embroiled in still another year with the high death count of Civil War, President Abraham Lincoln brings the full measure of his passion, humanity and political skill to what would become his defining legacy: to end the war and permanently abolish slavery through the 13th Amendment. Having great courage, acumen and moral fortitude, Lincoln pushes forward to compel the nation, and those in government who oppose him, to aim toward a greater good for all mankind.
Christopher McCandless (Emile Hirsch), son of wealthy parents (Marcia Gay Harden, William Hurt), graduates from Emory University as a top student and athlete. However, instead of embarking on a prestigious and profitable career, he chooses to give his savings to charity, rid himself of his possessions, and set out on a journey to the Alaskan wilderness.
Ohio Valley frontierswoman Sayward Luckett (Elizabeth Montgomery) comes of age in post-Revolution America, as her mother's death forces her to take care of her three younger sisters. Later, her marriage to Massachusetts lawyer Portius Wheeler (Hal Holbrook) brings about seven children of her own, and the everyday struggles and dangers of the America's unsettled lands test the woman's mettle through decades of searching for a new, better life among the unforgiving plains.