Scopes Monkey Trial

By: Ryan Barton


-A high school substitute teacher was put on trial for teaching kids human evolution which was not allowed by law at the time

-the purpose of the trial was to publicize the town of Daytona, Tennessee

-the trial served its purpose of intense national publicity

-publicized the Modernist-Fundamentalist Controversy which is human evolution versus religion

-an American legal case in 1925

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Fun Facts

-John Scopes did not know whether he actually taught human evolution or not

-he incriminated himself solely so the case could have a defendant

-he was fined for $100 which is about $1350 today

-he violated Tennessee's Butler Act

-there were 2 internationally recognized attorneys on the case