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Updated: 1/27/2020
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  • The John Scopes trial By:Emma WymanMr.Scopes teaches his students!
  • "Evolution is the change in the characteristics of a species over several generations."
  • Why Mr.Scopes is in trouble.
  • "You know since 1975 the teaching of evolution in TN has been illegal?"
  • Finding the famous lawyer.
  • "Hello I'm looking for a Clarence Darrow!"
  • "He is my father, he will be around soon."
  • "It's okay John, he's not as good as he thinks he is."
  • John Scopes is teaching his students about Evolution. Evolution is the scientist's theory that humans evolved over vast periods of time.
  • In trial layout.
  • "I am William Jennings Bryan, I was a Democratic candidate for president in 1896, 1900 and 1908."
  • The law that made evolution illegal was supported by a Christian fundamentalist, who accepted the Biblical story of creation.
  • The charge!
  • "That's unfort-unate."
  • Clarence Darrow who had defended many radical and labor unions, spoke for Scopes. Clarence Darrow was a famed defense attorney.
  • Charges dropped!
  • "Mr.Scopes your misdemeanor and fine is being dropped by the supreme court."
  • "YES!!!! Thank You!"
  • John Scopes is on trial because, he taught evolution at a time it was not allowed. Two famous lawyers took opposing sides in the trial. Mr.Bryan was a strong opponent of evolution, and led the Scopes prosecution.
  • The initial first decision of the courts.
  • "Mr.Scopes you are convicted of teaching evolution and are fined $100!"
  • Tennessee's Supreme Court end verdict came from the lower court.
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