Professor Pitkannan conducts a Harvard class discussion centered around the novelty of the United States Constitution and how it prevents the president from effectively being an elected king. Simon, a homeless man and guest, argues that the genius of the Constitution is that it allows for ordinary people to govern themselves and that it is flexible enough to be modified with the evolution of society. He then states that the president is considered a servant of the people by the Constitution.
Two officers seek to interrogate Cesar Chavez about his possible affiliation to the Communist party. When they suggest performing a search of the property, Chavez stops them by asking for a warrant. He mentions the Bill of Rights multiple times in his conversation with the officers to remind them that his group's actions are protected by the Constitution.
This clip describes the Electoral College and the history behind its creation. Mo Rocca demonstrates the electoral college system in a 3rd grade classroom by having students vote for either colored pencils or markers. Students cast their vote for the winner, and markers win the popular vote. Mo Rocca then splits the class into 5 groups, or states, to cast the electoral votes.