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The Scopes "Monkey" Trial

Summary: This essay discusses the most important aspects of the Scopes Trial of 1925.
Creationism or Evolution? That was the question on everyone's mind in Dayton, Tennessee, in July of 1925. Science teacher, John Scopes was accused and convicted of teaching evolution in a Tennessee public school.

It all began with the passing of the Butler Law, which outlawed the teaching of evolution in any public school or university in Tennessee. When the citizens of Dayton heard of this, they decided to hold a trial to test the new law and bring new people and their money to the struggling town. With this decision, John Scopes, a Rhea County science teacher and athletic coach, volunteered to be the defendant, but he had no idea what he was getting himself into.

The American Civil Liberties Union provided Clarence Darrow as Scopes's defense attorney. Just before defending Scopes, Darrow gained national fame by defending two boys in the murder case of Illinois vs. Nathan Leopold...

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