Scopes Monkey Trial
An introduction to the trial of State
Monkey Trial begins......
In Dayton, Tennessee, the so-called “Monkey Trial” begins with John Thomas Scopes, a young high school science teacher, accused of teaching evolution in violation of a Tennessee state law.
The outcome of the Scopes Monkey Trail
the Charleston, the cake walk, the black bottom, the flea hop.
Jazz bands played at dance halls like the Savoy in New York City and the Aragon in Chicaco.
Some older people objected to jazz music’s “vulgarity” and “depravity” but many in the younger generation loved the freedom they felt on the dance floor.
During the First World War US farmers had made record profits. they had been able to supply Britain and France with food on a regular basis. Britain relied on imports of foreign food to feed its population and when the Germans began to sink merchant ships in 1917,
food supplies became even more important.
Scope trials were the main part of fundamentalism during the 1920's. This is a political cartoon showing how the people in the trials felt.