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    defense attorney for the Scopes Monkey Trial was a cunning man. Clarence Darrow had difficulty defending his client, John T. Scopes, against his opponent, William Jennings Bryan. To everyone’s surprise however, he proved that he could prevail, even if he was under pressure from the world around him. Though Scopes was found guilty under Darrow, he surprisingly only had to pay a fine of one hundred dollars. With such a minor sentence, Darrow is said to be the person who actually won the trial. In the play

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    Clarence Seward Darrow was born on April 18, 1857 to Ammirus and Emily Darrow in Kinsman Ohio. He was one of eight children (Hannon 1-2). Darrow was named after William Henry Seward, an abolitionist (Kersten 13). According to Kersten, Darrow’s mother was “practical and efficient” and neither parent was affectionate; Darrow could not recall his mother ever kissing him or caressing him (9-10). His mother, Emily died when he was 15 years old (Farrell 27). Ammirus taught Darrow to question rules and

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    Henry Darrow? The “Monkey Trial” in 1925 was one of the most famous clashes in history between the Bible and evolution. The concept of the play was based on the Scopes Trial, but characters, actions, and words were altered. During the trial, William Jennings Bryan and Clarence Darrow went to court to try John Scopes for illegally teaching evolution, causing major complications in Dayton, Tennessee. In the play Inherit the Wind, the character, Henry Drummond, parallels his real-life counterpart, Clarence

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    Famous Speeches

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    On the summer of 1924, Clarence Darrow took a case that changed Nathan Leopold and Richard Loeb from the gallows. The case just did not save the lives of Leopold of Loeb; it was also one of the trials of the century. For lawyer Darrow, this trial was just not an ordinary trial it was a vital declaration against death penalty which was in the end taken into account. Clarence Darrow’s closing argument took 12 hours long, but it was worth it because the combination of the literary devices he used saved

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    “This one fact you must understand if you are to grasp the importance of the trial: the ignorance and bigotry against which Darrow and his associates struggled was too real, too armored in widespread public opinion to make the conflict waged in that Dayton court room anything less than high drama. Never, even in its most humorous moments and, fortunately, such moments were many, never was there an element of farce. The convictions involved were too deep-rooted, too passionately held.” – Marcet

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    Case Study of Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti Italian anarchists Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti were arrested near Boston in 1920 and charged with the murder of a shoe factory paymaster and the guard of the factory. Frederick Parmenter and the guard were carrying $16,000 in payroll money for the South Braintree shoe factory on April 15, 1920. They were attacked, robbed, and shot. The two killers escaped in a getaway car. A similar crime was committed in the nearby town of Bridgewater

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    John Scopes Trial Essay

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    the debate had an unfavorable bias towards Mr. Scopes. The Chicago Daily Tribune and The New York Times depicted John Thomas Scopes as a villain, who was poisoning the minds of the youth in America. Along with Mr. Scopes, his defense lawyer, Clarence Darrow, was portrayed as a sly lawyer who defended murderers and wanted to abolish traditional beliefs of the Bible. On the other hand, these newspapers displayed William Jennings Bryan, the lawyer for the prosecution, as a man of the Bible who wanted

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    Scopes Monkey Trial

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    I think the Scopes trial brought together a great cast of characters: three-time presidential candidate William Jennings Bryan; America's best defense attorney, Clarence Darrow: and its most popular journalist, H. L. Mencken. It was a trial about ideas, a contest between traditionalism, the faith of our fathers, and modernism, the idea that we test faith with our intellect. And it had what the New York Times called the most memorable event in Anglo-Saxon court history: Darrow's calling of William

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    Religion Versus Science in The Scopes Monkey Trial The stage was set in Dayton, Tennessee.  The leading actor in this show was a twenty five-year-old science teacher named John T. Scopes. Scopes was under the direction of advancing America.  The playbill read The Scopes “Monkey” Trial.  In 1925 John T. Scopes was encouraged to challenge the Butler Law.  This law had been passed by a small town in Dayton, Tennessee to prohibit teaching contra to those in the Bible. Teaching from an evolutionary

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    The Criminal Minds Case

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    Darrow was a clever speaker, an astute lawyer, and a “champion of the weak and defenseless”. Darrow was opposed to the death penalty. The trial would provide him with the opportunity to persuade the American people that the death penalty had no place in the modern judicial system. During the trial, both the defense and the prosecution used psychiatrists to determine Leopold and Loeb’s mental competence. Darrow chose the nation’s leading psychiatrists, Karl

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