The Supreme Court announces rulings that can change how certain social issues are viewed. With the checks and balances, the Supreme Court upholds the judicial branch, ensuring fair rulings and legislation.
John Quincy Adams argues in favor of the African slaves in the United States v. The Amistad case in front of the Supreme Court. He displays fervent support for the abolition of slavery and asserts that the natural state of mankind is freedom, which contrasts with the South's view.
Recounts the story of the "Freedom Riders," activists who rode interstate buses into the South in order to demonstrate the fact that Supreme Court decisions were not being respected in many communities there.