James Donovan, an American lawyer, is asked to defend a Soviet spy in court. It is important that the spy gets a fair trial so that the image of American justice is upheld in the midst of the Cold War.
Miep Gies gives a firsthand account of the capture of Anne Frank. She is regarded as heroic by the students of Ms. Gruwell's class because she and her family hid the Franks in their house during Nazi occupation. Miep refuses to take the title of "hero" and states it was the right thing to do.
This clip provides a concise overview of the electoral college in the United States. It explains that the electoral is a process by which presidents and vice presidents get elected. It covers key aspects of the electoral college: that the electors vote directly for presidential candidates rather than the people. Finally, it mentions candidates that have lost the popular vote but became president because they won the electoral vote.
The town of Springfield starts enforcing prohibition after recent events involving alcohol are deemed poor examples for the children. Moe establishes a speakeasy under the moniker of a pet shop to circumvent law.
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.