Definition of Scopes trial

1. Noun. A highly publicized trial in 1925 when John Thomas Scopes violated a Tennessee state law by teaching evolution in high school; Scopes was prosecuted by William Jennings Bryan and defended by Clarence Darrow; Scopes was convicted but the verdict was later reversed.

Generic synonyms: Trial
Category relationships: Jurisprudence, Law, Evolution, Organic Evolution, Phylogenesis, Phylogeny



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Literary usage of Scopes trial

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1. Reading Scientific Images: The Iconography of Evolution by Richard Mason, Tony Morphet, Sandra Prosalendis (2007)
"Evolution for John Doe: Pictures, the Public, and the scopes trial Debate Clark, Constance, Areson. 2001. Evolution for John Doe: Pictures, the Public, ..."

2. Eyewitness to the Past: Strategies for Teaching American History in Grades 5-12by Joan Brodsky Schur by Joan Brodsky Schur (2007)
"In this student newspaper, the "battlefront" was the scopes trial itself. I assigned topics designed to elucidate the rapid technological and social changes ..."

3. East of Cleveland: Moral Imagination in Industrial Culture, 1920П1940 by Richard Cartwright Austin (2004)
""Note In 1925, while Cranston was at Stanford University, the scopes trial in Tennessee precipitated a media circus around this issue. ..."

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