State Vs. John Scopes
John scopes, a high school biology teacher, was charged with illegally teaching evolution against Tennessee's Anti-evolution Statute.
The Role of the Media
The court case was deliberately staged to attract publicity to a small town of dayton Tennessee, turned into a carnival like atmosphere. It gain this publicity because it showed the modernist vs. fundamentalist argument.
The Defendant- John Scopes
The Prosecutor- William Jennings Bryan
The Judge- John t Roaulston
The Defense attorney- Clarence Daro
John Scopes was forced to pay a fine of 100$, but through a technicality never had to pay it. The trial caused a significant set back for the anti-evolustionis forces.