2/26 Context of the 1920s: Scopes Trial

Today we began to examine the Roaring 20s through the primary and secondary sources related to an infamous event from the era: the Scopes Monkey Trial.

The Scopes Monkey Trial was a legal conflict about whether or not the State of Tennessee could ban teachers from teaching evolution and restrict them to teaching about humanity coming from God.

Examine the documents, answer the guiding questions, complete the graphic organizer, and consider how this event was a flash-point about much more than Creationism vs Evolution.

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