The Scopes Monkey Trial

Author: Randy Moore
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 1439656576
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The 1925 case against high school coach and science teacher John Scopes, arrested for teaching evolution in defiance of a Tennessee state law, was America’s original “Trial of the Century.” The proceedings began as a publicity stunt but grew into a landmark event in the nation’s history. The trial featured three-time presidential candidate and fundamentalist leader William Jennings Bryan, who argued on behalf of the prosecution, and famed agnostic attorney Clarence Darrow, who helped defend Scopes. Although the Scopes case produced no legal precedent, the trial has been analyzed by historians, praised and vilified by politicians and preachers, cited in countless legal, political, and theological skirmishes, and retold in plays, movies, museum exhibits, and television documentaries. Images of America: The Scopes Monkey Trial examines the events that captured the attention of the world and still have much to teach us today.

The Scopes Monkey Trial

Author: Sabrina Crewe
Publisher: Gareth Stevens Publishing LLLP
ISBN: 9780836834154
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Looks at the historic 1925 trial in which a Tennessee high school biology teacher was accused of violating state law by teaching Darwin's theory of evolution, and discusses the impact on America.

The Scopes Monkey Trial

Author: Samuel Willard Crompton
Publisher: Infobase Publishing
ISBN: 1438131283
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After the passage of the Butler Act, which made it unlawful for a state-funded school in Tennessee to teach that humans evolved from lower organisms, 24-year-old high school teacher John Scopes intentionally violated the law. Arrested and charged on May 5, 1925, Scopes became the centerpiece in a trial that pitted two of the finest legal minds of the time against one another. Prosecutor William Jennings Bryan's participation in the trial served as the capstone to his prior unsuccessful advocacy to cut off funds to schools that taught evolution. Prominent trial attorney Clarence Darrow, an agnostic, spoke for the defense. This case, which was the first to be broadcast via radio, was a critical turning point in the creation vs. evolution controversy that continues today. The Scopes Monkey Trial has since been fictionalized in a play, a film, and three television films, all called Inherit the Wind. The Scopes Monkey Trial: Debate over Evolution explains how this pivotal court case shaped the way evolution and creationism are approached in classrooms.

The Scopes Monkey Trial

Author: Freya Ottem Hanson
Publisher: Enslow Pub Incorporated
ISBN: 9780766013889
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Discusses one of the most famous court cases in history, in which a Tennessee high school teacher was put on trial for teaching evolution.

Monkey Business

Author: Marvin N. Olasky
Publisher: B&H Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780805431575
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Describes the famous 1925 courtroom showdown of William Jennings Bryan and Clarence Darrow over the teaching of evolution in public schools, and points out details and discrepancies that have not come to light until recently.

The Trial of John T Scopes

Author: Steven P. Olson
Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
ISBN: 9780823939749
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Looks at the case of John Scopes, a Tennessee schoolteacher who agreed in 1925 to be arrested for the crime of teaching evolution in order to provide a case to test the state laws forbidding such lessons.

American Past A Survey of American HistoryVolume II Since 1865

Author: CTI Reviews
Publisher: Cram101 Textbook Reviews
ISBN: 1467296899
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Facts101 is your complete guide to American Past , A Survey of American HistoryVolume II - Since 1865. In this book, you will learn topics such as as those in your book plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.

Religion and the Law in America

Author: Scott A. Merriman
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 9781851098637
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Provides a collection of essays and alphabetical entries that cover the history of freedom of religion in the United States.

A Religious Orgy in Tennessee

Author: Henry Louis Mencken
Publisher: Melville House Pub
ISBN: 1933633174
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Collected in print for the first time is Mencken's scathingly honest and fiercely intelligent coverage of the Scopes Monkey Trial, with his perceptive rendering of the courtroom drama, piercing portrayals of key figures Scopes, Clarence Darrow and William Jennings Bryan, and his ferocious take on the fundamentalist culture surrounding the case. It also includes his withering coverage of Bryan's death just days after the trial, as well as a complete transcript of the trial's legendary exchange: Darrow's blistering cross-examination of Bryan.

Famous Trials in American History Tennessee Vs John Scopes

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Offers information on the Tennessee vs. John Scopes trial, known as the "monkey trial," of 1925 as part of the Famous Trials in American History Web site of Doug Linder. Includes photographs, cartoons, biographies of participants, and other resources. The trial was related to the teaching of evolution.