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    Scopes Trial For several days in July of 1925, a high school math teacher in Dayton, Tennessee became the most reported-on man in America. He was not an actor, an athlete, or a politician. He was on trial for teaching Darwin’s theory of evolution. The trial later came to be known as “Scopes Trial,” after John Scopes, the defendant. But this was not a trial to see what punishment he would receive. This trial pitted Protestant fundamentalists against the American Civil Liberties Union. In

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    The Scopes Monkey Trial

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    the previously unexplainable, it has caused conflicts with religion. The Scopes “Monkey” Trial of Dayton, Tennessee was one of the most talked about trials in history because it was one of the first and most publicized times that this conflict occurred. The trial showed the schism between the faithful fundamentalists and the newly formed group of evolutionists. Although the jury was reminded that they only had to decide if Scopes had broken the law, the verdict was seen as much more than that. For one

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    overshadowed the losses of the Great War. There were flappers, Prohibition; and widespread popularity of Jazz music. Apart from this culture, the Scopes Monkey Trial would become a widespread controversy between traditionalism and modernity. Traditionalists would have a more conservative view, while the Modernists would have a more liberal behavior. John Scopes, a substitute biology teacher was arrested and charged with violating the Butler Act, a Tennessee law which prohibited teachers from teaching

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    dominated society. This clash between science (Darwin's Theory of Evolution) and religion (Bible scriptures) as the teaching of evolution became widespread across the country is best reflected in the Scopes Trial of the 1920s. However, the fight still continues today as the great uproar caused by the Scopes Trial has made a great impact on the acceptance of evolution through modern academic curriculum. While the people of the 19th century were uncomfortable with Darwin's theory and findings, they tolerated

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    well-known court cases in U.S. history is that of the controversial John Scopes Trial. In 1925 the Butler Act, which forbid the teaching of evolution in public schools, was passed in Tennessee with the hopes of upholding biblical traditions and beliefs. The new law sparked immediate controversy and was challenged publicly by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). Shortly after the law was passed a man by the name of John Thomas Scopes, a public substitute school teacher in Dayton, Tennessee, decided

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    The Scopes Trial, formally known as The State of Tennessee vs. Scopes but given the nickname “The Monkey Trial”, has been credited as starting the popular legal dispute between evolution and creationism in the court, and its impact in the 20’s was immeasurable. The interpretation of the case is just as popular, if not more, than the actual result of the case. The worldwide attention and media coverage the case received produced many opinions. Scholar’s opinions range from describing the case as

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    Scopes Trial

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    completely different way, that man was formed. The ways of creation and the theory of evolution are the main beliefs among individuals. These two ways have caused lots of controversy over the years but was first brought into the light with the Scopes trial. Many people were very religious and did not want their children to be taught creation any other way except from the bible. On March 13, 1925 an act was passed by the state of Tennessee stating, “That it shall be unlawful for any teacher in any

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    the “trial of the century” (Moran 2). What began as a test case to challenge the recently passed Butler Bill by the Tennessean legislature would quickly become about so much more than anyone would have imagined, especially high school biology teacher John Thomas Scopes. Religion versus science, Bryan versus Darrow, modernism versus fundamentalism, the Jazz Age, culture, urbanism, regionalism; all of the conflicts and issues present during this time would each have a major impact on The Scopes “Monkey”

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    The State of Tennessee v. John Thomas Scopes, more commonly referred to as the Scopes Monkey Trial, is arguably one of the most notable trials in U.S history because it had such a significant impact on American culture. The origins of the trial sparked when Scopes violated the Tennessee’s Butler Act by teaching evolution in a school, leading to his first trial in Dayton, Tennessee, attracting a lot of press coverage and the attention of the famous Clarence Darrow, who would later become the defendant

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    The setting of the Scopes Trial and Inherit the Wind have both similarities and differences. The Scopes Trial took place in Dayton, Tennessee (“Tennessee vs. John Scopes,” 1925). Dayton is a town that normally wouldn’t have been found on a typical map. It is small, quiet, and would be considered insignificant if not for the historical event that took place there in the summer of 1925: the Monkey Trial. Likewise, the setting of Inherit the Wind features a sleepy town in the middle of summer that

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