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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He characterized the Butler Act and Scopes Trial as Tennessee's "family skeleton" and pointed out that "its musty bones were rattled beneath the very shadow of the capitol" where the state's antievolution law took shape.
The other subjects in the series include Japanese internment camps, the Scopes trial, and women's right to vote.
That the Scopes Trial Ended in Defeat for Antievolutionism
This pronouncement might surprise anyone who associates William Jennings Bryan with his role at the 1925 Scopes Trial and little else.
Lambert plows familiar terrain with the Scopes trial and the fundamentalist-modernist controversy early in the twentieth century (although he unaccountably links C.
These debates often end in landmark court decisions like the Scopes trial in 1925, Epperson v.
In the Beginning: Fundamentalism, the Scopes Trial, and the Making of the Antievolution Movement.
Wills summarizes 20th-century landmark debates such as Prohibition, the Scopes Trial, abortion and the evangelical goal of seizing control of the White House.
Ringside 1925; views from the Scopes trial. Random House, Knopf.
John Thomas Scopes trial, and similar matters is included to a limited extent.
In the Scopes Trial, the ACLU sold the teaching of evolution as being a matter of "free speech." Yet, today, the ACLU would gladly help tar and feather any teacher who strayed from Darwinian orthodoxy.