Scopes trial

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Noun1.Scopes trial - a highly publicized trial in 1925 when John Thomas Scopes violated a Tennessee state law by teaching evolution in high school; Scopes was prosecuted by William Jennings Bryan and defended by Clarence Darrow; Scopes was convicted but the verdict was later reversed
trial - (law) the determination of a person's innocence or guilt by due process of law; "he had a fair trial and the jury found him guilty"; "most of these complaints are settled before they go to trial"
law, jurisprudence - the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"
organic evolution, phylogenesis, phylogeny, evolution - (biology) the sequence of events involved in the evolutionary development of a species or taxonomic group of organisms
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In his summation of the so-called Scopes monkey trial, where he was opposed against teaching evolution in school, U.S.
Evans was raised in a nondenominational, evangelical Christian family in Dayton, Tennessee--the home, she liked to point out, of the 1925 Scopes Monkey Trial, the watershed case about teaching evolution in schools that caused many conservative Christians to feel alienated from the American mainstream.
The "Scopes monkey trial," as the era's tabloid-style journalists dubbed the case, both captivated and polarized the country.
Much has been written about the "Scopes Monkey Trial" - from the newspaper reports at the time, to the legal record, to the book Inherit the Wind, to the major film of the same title.
American fundamentalism from the Scopes monkey trial to the 1950s was traumatized, marginalized and inward-looking.
John Thomas Scopes, commonly known as the Scopes Monkey Trial. The infamous trial took place in the courthouse that still stands today and tackled the question: Should children be permitted to learn about Charles Darwin's theory of evolution in public school?
Since the Scopes Monkey Trial more than 90 years ago, the inclusion of creationism -- and evolution -- as part of public school curricula has been an ongoing and contentious topic.
It's based on the 1925 Scopes Monkey Trial, when a teacher was accused of teaching evolution.
Scopes at the so-called "Scopes Monkey Trial" in Tennessee in 1925.
Over the years, the groundbreaking station aired everything from the first Indianapolis 500 broadcast to the Scopes Monkey Trial.
Dover Area School District, became a hotbed of media attention, akin to the (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scopes_Trial) "Scopes monkey trial" of 1925.
The author's reviews of the legal issues and history surrounding MLB's antitrust exemption, the Scopes Monkey Trial, the antitrust suit against MLB by Gordon McLendon's Liberty Broadcasting, the Congressional hearings on baseball's effect on the minor leagues, and the creation of the Sports Broadcasting Act of 1961 are detailed, accessible, and grounded in the author's substantial legal experience and training.