John Scopes Trial

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It was the roaring twenties! Money was being made and people were enjoying life. All was well in the United States, including Dayton, Tennessee. It was smooth sailing in the volunteer state until July 21, 1925 when John Scopes, a substitute teacher, was convicted of illegally teaching his high school students the idea of evolution. This sparked up a huge controversy between modern science and religious beliefs. This trail was nationally recognized and drew such intense publicity because it shocked the world. During the 1920’s, the idea of going against the Bible and teaching young minds to question the word of the Lord was completely radical and unheard of. The trial was also so popular and drew so much attention due to the prosecutor and

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