The Scopes Monkey Trial

The Scopes Monkey Trial

Book - 2007
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One of the most famous trials in U.S. history took place in a tiny town in Tennessee in 1925. Dayton was the site of what became known as the Scopes Monkey Trial. The defendant, John T. Scopes, was accused of violating a recently passed state law. This law made it illegal to teach the theory of evolution. Under most circumstances, few people would have paid any attention. Several of Dayton's leading citizens saw a chance to put their town on the map. They were successful. Two of the country's most famous people-William Jennings Bryan and Clarence Darrow-soon became involved. Dozens of reporters poured into Dayton from all over the country. It was the first trial to receive live media coverage. Scopes was found guilty. He had to pay a small fine. But the issues about evolution that the trial raised are still debated today. Book jacket.
Publisher: Hockessin, Del. : Mitchell Lane Publishers, c2007.
ISBN: 9781584154686
1584154683
Branch Call Number: 345.730288
Characteristics: 48 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 25 cm.

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