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The Scopes Trial: Sectionalism

Summary: The Scopes Trial depicted the different beliefs of the North and the South on the ideas of evolution.
The Scopes Trial, by John P. Moran, not only depicted a case between evolution and theology, but was the apex of a struggle between two very different ways of life. After the Civil War, the Northern states began to become more industrialized. Cities provided breeding grounds for artists, free thinkers, and scientists. The South remained fundamentalist for the most part, setting the word of God aside as indisputable fact.

A pious man, by the name of William Jennings Bryan, soon became referred to as the "mouthpiece" of the antievolution movement as he blamed Darwinism for feeding modernism, urbanism, and sectionalism. Clarence Darrow, a ripened defense attorney from the North, felt it his duty to challenge the narrow minded assumptions of the South. In the end he successfully overturned the stereotype of Biblical men being wise and made them appear as bigots. The Scopes Trial entangled different view points...

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