This is a 18 slide, highly animated, power point presentations on The Roaring 20s - The Scopes Monkey Trial. Each of the presentation slides are editable so you can change it to fit your individual needs.
The Scopes Trial, formally known as The State of Tennessee v. John Thomas Scopes and commonly referred to as the Scopes Monkey Trial, was an American legal case in 1925 in which a substitute high school teacher, John Scopes, was accused of violating Tennessee's Butler Act, which made it unlawful to teach human evolution in any state-funded school.
The trial was deliberately staged in order to attract publicity to the small town of Dayton, TN, where it was held. Scopes was unsure whether he had ever actually taught evolution, but he purposely incriminated himself so that the case could have a defendant.
The American Civil Liberties Union led the charge of evolution's supporters. The ACLU, offered to fund the legal defense of any Tennessee teacher willing to fight the law in court. John Scopes , a science teacher and football coach in Dayton, TN, accepted the challenge. In the spring of 1925, he walked into his classroom and read, from Dayton's Tennessee-approved textbook Hunters Civic Biology, part of a chapter on the evolution of humankind and Darwin's theory of natural selection. His arrest soon followed, and a trial date was set.
The jury sided with the law. Clearly, Scopes was in violation of TN statute by teaching that humans descended from monkeys. He was fined $100 and released. But the battle that played out before the nation proved a victory for supporters of evolutionary theory. A later court dismissed the fine imposed on Scopes, though in the short term, the antievolution law was upheld.
The presentation covers the following:
Darrow v. Bryan
Battle of Attorneys
Look Like a Monkey?
End of Presentation
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