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Updated: 1/23/2020
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  • Hi. My name is John Scopes and my job is working as a teacher.
  • So kids, that is how we are alive today, we evolved from monkeys.
  • I'm taking you to court whether you like it or not.
  • John Scopes was from Kentucky but who worked as a teacher in Tennessee.
  • John is innocent!
  • John should be punished!
  • John Scopes was teaching, and he belied about and in evolution. He began teaching evolution in his classes.
  • Since found guilty, you are going to be fined.
  • Fined....$100
  • Teaching evolution was illegal at the time. John was then sent to court for teaching evolution.
  • Man, I quit my job and now i'm moving out of this place!
  • Two famous lawyers took opposite sides in this trial. Clarence Darrow had defended John Scopes. When Williams Jennings Brian did not, he stood against John.
  • He was found guilty and fined $100. It was eventually overturned though.
  • Later, he gave up teaching and moved out of town were no one knew him. He then became a petroleum engineer.
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