John Thomas Scopes

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Noun1.John Thomas Scopes - Tennessee highschool teacher who violated a state law by teaching evolution; in a highly publicized trial in 1925 he was prosecuted by William Jennings Bryan and defended by Clarence Darrow (1900-1970)
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John Thomas Scopes, commonly known as the Scopes Monkey Trial.
During the first half of July 1925, much of the world's media attention was directed toward the largely unremarkable village of Dayton, in the southeastern part of the state, where John Thomas Scopes was on trial for teaching evolution in the local high school.
John Thomas Scopes trial, and similar matters is included to a limited extent.
He finally utters a few lines of substance at the end of the movie when he states that he has been unjustly prosecuted ("John Thomas Scopes v.