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Scopes Trial, The (Spotlight on American History) ePub download

by Arthur Blake

  • Author: Arthur Blake
  • ISBN: 156294407X
  • ISBN13: 978-1562944070
  • ePub: 1210 kb | FB2: 1610 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: Education & Reference
  • Publisher: Millbrook Press (October 1, 1994)
  • Rating: 4.7/5
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Scopes Trial, The (Spotlight on American History) ePub download

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The defendant, John Thomas Scopes, was a high school coach and substitute teacher who had been charged with violating the Butler Act by teaching the theory of evolution in his classes. Crusades to purge Darwinism from American public education began as early as 1917 and were most successful in the South, where Fundamentalists controlled the big Protestant denominations.

These questions are based on the book American Realities: Historical Episodes from Reconstruction to the Present by J. William T. Youngs. It dramatized several important conflicts: urban versus rural values, progress versus tradition, and modernism versus fundamentalism. Give some examples of material progress between 1900 and 1925.

Featuring a significant court decision while noting its societal factors, a recounting of the 1925 trial discusses its bitter debates over the freedom of speech, freedom of worship, the right to teach, and the right to learn.