Scopes Monkey Trial

What is the "Monkey" Trial?

In 1925, the Tennessee legislature passed the BUTLER LAW, which forbade the teaching of Darwin's theory of evolution in any public school or university. Other Southern states followed suit.

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This picture shows how the jury reacts to this trial. The picture shows a monkey (jury member) hoping that scopes is not guilty because of the fear of being from a monkeys decent.