Colonists rally together to discuss the importance of building their own, American nation to protect their rights from the tyrant that they consider to be the king of England. Some are in support of a war for independence, while others are in opposition. Captain Martin urges them to acknowledge alternatives to war, and they speak to the results of those efforts: they did not work, and the only path to independence is war.
Recalls the return of Cleisthenes to Athens and the institution, for the first time, of government by the citizens themselves. Athenian men, rich and poor, would meet every nine days, debate, and vote on issues from the price of figs to the declaration of war.
Obi-Wan talks to Luke about his father's death and explains the Force. While trying to figure out R2-D2, they stumble upon a holographic message from Princess Lea, who pleas for Obi-Wan's help. Luke debates getting involved in the resistance, while Obi-Wan tries to convince him to join.
President Truman is told the Atomic Bomb will soon be ready and debates using it against the Japanese. He considers what would happen both if he dropped the bomb and if he decided not to drop the bomb.
Thomas Jefferson and Alexander Hamilton dispute whether or not to issue a formal Proclamation of Neutrality. While both cabinet member agrees that the United States should stay neutral and avoid conflict after France declares war on Great Britain, they disagree on whether the United States should officially declare its neutrality status. President George Washington invites John Adams to dinner and discusses the matter with him.