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.
Category relationships: Jurisprudence, Law, Evolution, Organic Evolution, Phylogenesis, Phylogeny
Scopes Trial Pictures
Click the following link to bring up a new window with an automated collection of images related to the term: Scopes Trial Images
Lexicographical Neighbors of Scopes Trial
Literary usage of Scopes trial
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
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. ..."