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Tennessee vs John Scopes The monkey trial It was the year 1925 and in the town of Dayton Tennessee a trial that would decide whether evolution could or could not be taught in schools was taking place This trial was Tennessee vs John Scopes and is commonly known as the monkey trial This trial took place from July 10 1925-July 25 1925 Douglas On-line Tennessee passed an act prohibiting the teaching of the Evolution Theory in all the Universities and public schools of Tennessee on March 13 1925 The act went as follows Section 1 Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Tennessee That it shall be unlawful for any teacher in any of the Universities Normals and all other public schools of the State which are supported in whole or in part by the public school funds of the State to teach any theory that denies the story of the Divine Creation of man as taught in the Bible and to teach instead that man has descended from a lower order of animals Section 2 Be it further enacted That any teacher found guilty of the violation of this Act Shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and upon conviction shall be fined not less than One Hundred Dollars nor more than Five Hundred Dollars for each offense Section 3 Be it further enacted that this Act take effect from and after its passage the public welfare requiring it Butler On-line Many people read Inherit the Wind and think they know the story behind the monkey trial when all they really know about is a fictional trial that resembles the monkey trial It all started when The American Civil Liberties Union advertised in newspapers to locate a teacher in Tennessee who would be willing to test the Butler Act in the courts Of course the ACLU would pay all expenses Dayton resident George Rappleyea saw an ACLU advertisement in a
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