Anonymous asked in Arts & HumanitiesHistory · 9 years ago

Clarence Darrow and Marcus Garvey were the two lawyers arguing the Scopes Trial?

T True

F False

What was John Scopes on trial for?

A Teaching the New Testament of the Bible

B Teaching Darwin’s Theory of Evolution

C Teaching about dinosaurs

D None of the above

What group agreed to defend anyone who broke the Tennessee law that the Scopes trial was about?

A American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)

B National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP),

C Universal ***** Improvement Association (UNIA)

D None of the above

1 Answer

  • Anonymous
    9 years ago
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    The Scopes Trial—formally known as The State of Tennessee v. John Thomas Scopes and informally known as the Scopes Monkey Trial—was a landmark American legal case in 1925 in which high school science teacher, John Scopes, was accused of violating Tennessee's Butler Act which made it unlawful to teach evolution.[1]

    Scopes was found guilty, but the verdict was overturned on a technicality and he went free. The trial drew intense national publicity, as national reporters flocked to the small town of Dayton, Tennessee, to cover the big-name lawyers representing each side. William Jennings Bryan, three time presidential candidate for the Democrats, argued for the prosecution, while Clarence Darrow, the famed defense attorney, spoke for Scopes. The trial saw modernists, who said religion was consistent with evolution, against fundamentalists who said the word of God as revealed in the Bible took priority over all human knowledge. The trial was thus both a theological contest, and a trial on the veracity of modern science regarding the creation-evolution controversy. The teaching of evolution expanded, as fundamentalist efforts to use state laws to reverse the trend had failed in the court of public opinion.[2]

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