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The Trial of John T. Scopes

Lecture no. 7 from the course: Liberty on Trial in America: Cases That Defined Freedom

The Trial of John T. Scopes

Taught by Professor Douglas O. Linder | 31 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online History Courses

In 1925, Tennessee enacted a law making the teaching of evolution in any state-supported school a crime. John Scopes was a young science teacher at the time who agreed to serve as a test case for the law, defended by Clarence Darrow. Explore the heated opinions expressed on both sides and how the trial’s publicity brought the issue directly into American homes.

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