Author: Randy Moore,William McComas

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 1439656576

Category: Science

Page: 128

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The 1925 case against high school coach and science teacher John Scopes, arrested for teaching evolution in defiance of a Tennessee state law, was America’s original “Trial of the Century.” The proceedings began as a publicity stunt but grew into a landmark event in the nation’s history. The trial featured three-time presidential candidate and fundamentalist leader William Jennings Bryan, who argued on behalf of the prosecution, and famed agnostic attorney Clarence Darrow, who helped defend Scopes. Although the Scopes case produced no legal precedent, the trial has been analyzed by historians, praised and vilified by politicians and preachers, cited in countless legal, political, and theological skirmishes, and retold in plays, movies, museum exhibits, and television documentaries. Images of America: The Scopes Monkey Trial examines the events that captured the attention of the world and still have much to teach us today.
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Author: Sabrina Crewe,Michael V. Uschan

Publisher: Gareth Stevens Publishing LLLP

ISBN: 9780836834154

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 8333

Looks at the historic 1925 trial in which a Tennessee high school biology teacher was accused of violating state law by teaching Darwin's theory of evolution, and discusses the impact on America.
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Author: Samuel Willard Crompton

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 1438131283

Category: Electronic books

Page: 129

View: 7323

After the passage of the Butler Act, which made it unlawful for a state-funded school in Tennessee to teach that humans evolved from lower organisms, 24-year-old high school teacher John Scopes intentionally violated the law. Arrested and charged on May 5, 1925, Scopes became the centerpiece in a trial that pitted two of the finest legal minds of the time against one another. Prosecutor William Jennings Bryan's participation in the trial served as the capstone to his prior unsuccessful advocacy to cut off funds to schools that taught evolution. Prominent trial attorney Clarence Darrow, an agnostic, spoke for the defense. This case, which was the first to be broadcast via radio, was a critical turning point in the creation vs. evolution controversy that continues today. The Scopes Monkey Trial has since been fictionalized in a play, a film, and three television films, all called Inherit the Wind. The Scopes Monkey Trial: Debate over Evolution explains how this pivotal court case shaped the way evolution and creationism are approached in classrooms.
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A Headline Court Case

Author: Freya Ottem Hanson

Publisher: Enslow Pub Incorporated

ISBN: 9780766013889

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 128

View: 5019

Discusses one of the most famous court cases in history, in which a Tennessee high school teacher was put on trial for teaching evolution.
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A Primary Source Account

Author: Steven P. Olson

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 9780823939749

Category: History

Page: 64

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Looks at the case of John Scopes, a Tennessee schoolteacher who agreed in 1925 to be arrested for the crime of teaching evolution in order to provide a case to test the state laws forbidding such lessons.
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The Summer of the Scopes Trial

Author: Ronald Kidd

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1416949216

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 250

View: 685

When her father hatches a plan to bring publicity to their Tennessee town by arresting a high school teacher for teaching about evolution, the resulting 1925 Scopes trial prompts fifteen-year-old Frances to rethink her beliefs.
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Images of Evolution in the Jazz Age

Author: Constance A. Clark

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 1421401665

Category: History

Page: 312

View: 8649

As scholars debate the most appropriate way to teach evolutionary theory, Constance Areson Clark provides an intriguing reflection on similar debates in the not-too-distant past. Set against the backdrop of the Jazz Age, God—or Gorilla explores the efforts of biologists to explain evolution to a confused and conflicted public during the 1920s. Focusing on the use of images and popularization, Clark shows how scientists and anti-evolutionists deployed schematics, cartoons, photographs, sculptures, and paintings to win the battle for public acceptance. She uses representative illustrations and popular media accounts of the struggle to reveal how concepts of evolutionary theory changed as they were presented to, and absorbed into, popular culture. Engagingly written and deftly argued, God—or Gorilla offers original insights into the role of images in communicating—and miscommunicating—scientific ideas to the lay public. -- Michael Lienesch, author of In the Beginning: Fundamentalism, the Scopes Trial, and the Antievolution Movement
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Author: CTI Reviews

Publisher: Cram101 Textbook Reviews

ISBN: 1467296899

Category: Education

Page: 44

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Facts101 is your complete guide to American Past , A Survey of American HistoryVolume II - Since 1865. In this book, you will learn topics such as as those in your book plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.
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Author: Jim Whiting

Publisher: Mitchell Lane Publishers, Inc.

ISBN: 1612288383

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

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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 to the trial. Several of Dayton’s leading citizens saw a chance to put their town on the map. They were successful. Two of the country’s top lawyers—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.
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Fundamentalism, the Scopes Trial, and the Making of the Antievolution Movement

Author: Michael Lienesch

Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press

ISBN: 0807830968

Category: History

Page: 338

View: 9654

Examining the political origins of creationism, a study of the role of fundamentalism in the antievolution movement through the 1920s details early twentieth-century debates over Darwinism in educational institutions and government, analyzes the Scopes trial and its significance, and traces the rise of creation science and the theory of intelligent design.
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Author: Clarence Darrow

Publisher: Random House Digital, Inc.

ISBN: 0812966775

Category: Law

Page: 254

View: 9359

A comprehensive anthology of the writings of the distinguished American lawyer, writer, and social critic encompasses an assortment of opening statements, trial arguments, essays, and excerpts from his memoir, illuminating the ideals, aspirations, and passions that defined this iconic attorney. Original.
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Author: Clarence Darrow


ISBN: 1329374096

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 474

View: 9275

Clarence Darrow (April 18, 1857 - March 13, 1938) was an American lawyer and leading member of the American Civil Liberties Union. He was best known for defending teenage thrill killers Leopold and Loeb in their trial for murdering 14-year-old Robert ""Bobby"" Franks (1924). Some of his other notable cases included defending Ossian Sweet, and John T. Scopes in the Scopes ""Monkey"" Trial (1925), in which he opposed William Jennings Bryan (statesman, noted orator, and three-time presidential candidate). Called a ""sophisticated country lawyer,"" he remains notable for his wit, which marked him as one of the most famous American lawyers and civil libertarians. Today, Clarence Darrow is remembered for his reputation as a fierce litigator who, in many cases, championed the cause of the underdog; because of this, he is generally regarded as one of the greatest criminal defense lawyers in American history and therefor has he served as a model for almost every lawyer on film or television.
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The Struggle over Standards in Texas and the Nation

Author: K. Erekson

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137008946

Category: Education

Page: 243

View: 594

The politicians and pastors who revised the Texas social studies standards made worldwide headlines. Politics and the History Curriculum sets the debate over the Texas standards within a broad context of politics, religion, media, and education, providing a clear analysis of these events and recommendations for teachers and policy makers.
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American Religion and Politics in a Wired World

Author: S. Thistlethwaite

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230113478

Category: Religion

Page: 228

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In the Garden of Eden, Adam and Eve were tempted to take a bite out of an apple that promised them the "knowledge of good and evil." Today, a shiny apple with a bite out of it is the symbol of Apple Computers. The age of the Internet has speeded up human knowledge, and it also provides even more temptation to know more than may be good for us. Americans have been right at the forefront of the digital revolution, and we have felt its unsettling effects in both our religions and our politics. Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite argues that we long to return to the innocence of the Garden of Eden and not be faced with countless digital choices. But returning to the innocence of Eden is dangerous in this modern age and, instead, we can become wiser about the wired world.
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A Reference Guide

Author: Randy Moore

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 157607420X

Category: Law

Page: 381

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This unique reference offers a discussion of the social and legal history behind the ongoing evolution versus creationism controversy. * Detailed chronology of the history of the debate from Aristotle in 310 B.C. to the U.S. Senate's adoption of "Sense of the Senate" in June 2002 * Biographies of 172 key individuals on both sides of the controversy, including Leona Wilson, who initiated the first lawsuit by creationists * An edited collection of the eight principal court decisions, including Mclean v. Arkansas and Segraves v. State of California * Photographs and illustrations of influential people like Herbert Spencer, who coined the terms "evolution" and "survival of the fittest"
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Historical and Contemporary Discussions

Author: Kelly James Clark

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137414812

Category: Religion

Page: 274

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This concise introduction to science and religion focuses on Christianity and modern Western science (the epicenter of issues in science and religion in the West) with a concluding chapter on Muslim and Jewish Science and Religion. This book also invites the reader into the relevant literature with ample quotations from original texts.
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A History of the ACLU

Author: Samuel Walker

Publisher: SIU Press

ISBN: 9780809322701

Category: Law

Page: 479

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Argues that the American Civil Liberties Union helped shape mainstream American ideas of freedom rather than undermine them.
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Author: Jim Whiting

Publisher: Mitchell Lane Publishers, Inc.

ISBN: 161228793X

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 9111

Learn about Fulton's Folly, the first steamboat in this engaging biography about Robert Fulton written just for kids in 6-9,.
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Author: Frankie Y. Bailey Ph.D.,Steven Chermak Ph.D.

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1573569739

Category: Social Science

Page: 752

View: 441

What do O. J. Simpson, the Lindbergh baby, and Gary Gilmore have in common? They were all the focus of famous crimes and/or trials in the United States. In this two-volume set, historical and contemporary cases that not only shocked the nation but that also became a part of the popular and legal culture of the United States are discussed in vivid, and sometimes shocking, detail. Each chapter focuses on a different crime or trial and explores the ways in which each became famous in its own time. The fascinating cast of characters, the outrageous crimes, the involvement of the media, the actions of the police, and the trials that often surprised combine to offer here one of the most comprehensive sets of books available on the subject of famous U.S. crimes and trials. The public seems fascinated by crime. News and popular media sources provide a steady diet of stories, footage, and photographs about the misfortunes of others in order to satisfy this appetite. Murder, rape, terrorism, gang-related activities, and other violent crimes are staples. Various crime events are presented in the news every day, but most of what is covered is quickly forgotten. In contrast, some crimes left a lasting impression on the American psyche. Some examples include the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, the bombing of the Murrah building in Oklahoma City, and the September 11th attacks. These events, and other significant cases, are immediately or on reflection talked about as crimes of the century. They earn this title not only because they generate enormous publicity, but because of their impact on American culture: they help define historical eras, influence public opinion about crime, change legal process, and focus concern about important social issues. They seep into many other shared aspects of social life: public conversation, fiction and nonfiction, songs, poems, films, and folk tales. This set focuses on the many crimes of the century of the last 100 years. In vivid detail, each crime is laid out, the investigation is discussed, the media reaction is described, the trial (if there was one) is narrated, the resolution is explored, and the significance of the case in terms of its social, political, popular, and legal relevance is examined. Illustrations and sidebars are scattered throughout to enliven the text; print and electronic resources for further reading and research are offered for those wishing to dig deeper. Cases include the Scopes Monkey trial, Ted Bundy, Timothy McVeigh, O.J. Simpson, Leopold and Loeb, Fatty Arbuckle, Al Capone, JonBenet Ramsey, the Lacy Peterson murder, Abu Ghraib, Columbine and more.
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Inside Photojournalism

Author: Howard Chapnick

Publisher: University of Missouri Press

ISBN: 9780826209559

Category: Photography

Page: 369

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The man called "Mr. Photojournalism" by the Washington Post here offers the most comprehensive book available on documentary photography, covering the history and ethics of the craft as well as practical issues for anyone with a serious interest in photography.
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