DUAL: SCOPES TRIAL

Clarence Darrow (left) defended John Scopes in the trial. More importantly, Darrow used the trial as a way to attack fundamentalism. William Jennings Bryan (right) ran for president numerous times, served as the lead prosecutor and defender of traditional values and the belief that what is in the Bible is the literal truth.

Clarence Darrow (left) defended John Scopes in the trial. More importantly, Darrow used the trial as a way to attack fundamentalism. William Jennings Bryan (right) ran for president numerous times, served as the lead prosecutor and defender of traditional values and the belief that what is in the Bible is the literal truth.

The Scopes Trial would be an example to consider in your essays on the 1920s. I have attached a short article (the same one that was in the document packet) on the trial/circus/showdown between science/academia and traditional values. The Scopes Trial

This will be one of the short answer questions on the midterm.

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