The Butler Act

The Butler Act

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  • The butler act was passed in 1925, which forbade the teaching of evolution in public schools
  • John T Scope was asked to teach the class about the evolution in class
  • Scope was admit to teaching evolution to the the class as a publicity stunt for the town of Dayton, Tennessee
  • The trail went on for 8 days. The Jury began debating on evolution even they supposed to be debating on whether Scope should be prosecuted
  • After  8 days of deliberation. The jury found out that Scopes violated the Butler Act and was charged  with a $100 fine
  • The Schools were affected by the trail. All references of evolution was erased from textbooks.
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