Professor Hundert inspires his students to make meaningful contributions to society. He asks one student to read a plaque with a quote from Shutruk-Nakhunte, king of Elam, and compares Nakhunte to famous individuals such as Socrates and Plato. He suggests that Shutruk-Nakhunte is largely unknown because he did not make any contributions to mankind.
Addressing an audience of eight activists, Reg contends that the Romans have stolen everything from them and then asks how the Romans have given them. To his surprise, they list out a large number of contributions, such as acqueducts, roads, medicine, education, health, and more.
In this clip, we learn of James Madison's contribution to the Federalist Papers under the pen name "Publius". Madison contributed roughly one-third of the total 85 Federalist Papers and wrote Federalist 10 or about "factions" which were "groups of citizens with interestes that differ from the" whole nation. Madison also wrote Federalist 51 which spoke of "Checks and Balances", Federalist 54 addressed the issue of slavery and the Three-fifths Compromise.