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Roaring Twenties: Scopes 'Monkey' Trial

Scopes 'Monkey' Trial

SCOPES TRIAL CARTOON, 1925. - 'When Shall We Three Meet Again?' Cartoon from an American newspaper, 1925, shortly after the close of the Scopes 'monkey' trial on the teaching of evolution in publicly supported schools; William Jennings Bryan is at left and Clarence Darrow at right.
COPES TRIAL CARTOON, 1925. - 'When Shall We Three Meet Again?' Cartoon From An American Newspaper, 1925, Shortly After The Close Of The Scopes 'monkey' Trial On The Teaching Of Evolution In Publicly Supported Schools; William Jennings Bryan Is At Left And Clarence Darrow At Right.. Fine Art. Encyclopædia Britannica Image Quest. Web. 5 Dec 2011.

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Clarence Darrow - Defense Attorney

Clarence Seward Darrow defended Tennessee teacher John Scopes who was charged for teaching the theory of evolution in 1925. "Scopes broke the Butler Act, a Tennessee law that forbade the teaching of evolution because it contradicted Biblical creation theory. The trial got worldwide publicity and was known as the "Monkey Trial." Darrow argued that evolution was scientifically valid and claimed that the Butler Act was unlawful, but did not deny that Scopes had broken the law. Scopes was fined $100, but the verdict was later reversed on technical grounds by the state supreme court. The Butler Act remained in force until 1967." US Library of Congress (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
Clarence Darrow. Photographer. Encyclopædia Britannica Image Quest. Web. 5 Dec 2011.

William Jennings Bryan - Prosecuting Attorney

"July 1925: Political leader and orator William Jennings Bryan (1860 - 1925), an anti-evolutionist, preaches from the pulpit at the Little Methodist Church during the Scopes 'monkey trial', South Dayton, Tennessee, at which he was director of the prosecution. He died of a cerebral haemorrhage a few days after the trial."
Anti Evolutionist. HORIZONTAL. Encyclopædia Britannica Image Quest. Web. 5 Dec 2011.

John Scopes - Defendent

John T. Scopes (right) photographed with his attorney, John R. Neal, at the time of his trial for violating a Tennessee state law prohibiting the teaching of evolution in public schools, 1925.
JOHN T. SCOPES (1900-1970). - American Educator. Scopes (right) Photographed With His Attorney, John R. Neal, At The Time Of His Trial For Violating A Tennessee State Law Prohibiting The Teaching Of Evolution In Public Schools, 1925.. Fine Art. Encyclopædia Britannica Image Quest. Web. 5 Dec 2011

 

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