scopes trial

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  • The Scopes Trial By: Joanna Haakma
  • In 1925, John Butler created a law stating that any theories that go against the teachings of the bible will not be allowed to be taught in schools.
  • Teacher, John Scopes, was suspected to be teaching about scientific evolution during his class.
  • "John Scopes has been teaching about evolution. That is a violation of the Butler Law." -Business Man
  • "I do not teach biology. I use materials that involve evolution." -John Scopes
  • The Scopes trial brought in many people and reporters and went on for a couple days. It was a huge deal in the time period.
  • "I am a bible expert and scientific evolution should not be taught in school." -William Jennings Bryan
  • "Scopes is innocent. The Butler Law should be destroyed."-Clarence Darrow
  • "Scopes is found guilty and is fined $100." -Judge
  • "I will go study in Chicago." -Scopes
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