The scopes monkey trial transcript pdf can be read on any device that can open pdf files. The transcript is followed by the text of the appellate decision. Scopes monkey trial legal definition of scopes monkey trial. William jennings bryan responds to an invitation from the new york times to present objections to the theory of evolution as applied to man. This ebook is a wordforword transcript of the scopes monkey trial, widely regarded as the greatest american trial of the twentieth century. Bryan says as a witness would not be very valuable. Main inquiry for use with the main inquiry question. The scopes monkey trial is widely regarded as the greatest american trial of the twentieth century. The complete scopes trial transcript kindle edition by.
Scopes for violating the states butler act, which prohibited the teaching of evolution in public schools. Transcript of scopes trial the clarence darrow collection. Scopes monkey trial 1925 the early 1920s found social patterns in chaos. Scopes was found guilty and fined one hundred dollars, though the conviction was later over turned on a technicality by the tennessee supreme court. The complete scopes trial transcript kindle edition by foote, fred. Scopes trial transcripts, 1925 hanover college department of history. Scopes, was charged with violating state law by teaching charles darwins theory of evolution. Mencken, among others, and the setting a small, struggling town in southeastern tennessee. We think there are other questions involved, and we should want to take mr. The transcript excerpts below include some reference to crowd noises. Traditionalists, the older victorians, worried that everything valuable was ending. Mencken see other formats coverage of the scopes trial by h. The scopes monkey trial of dayton, tennessee, over eighty years ago, plays a unique role in the modern creationevolution controversy.
Based on a reallife case in 1925, two great lawyers argue the case for and against a science teacher accused of the crime of teaching evolution. Scopes trial transcript observers account menckenstrial account biographies of key figures text used by scopes dayton, tennessee trial pictures and cartoons darrow page appellate decisions scopes trial satire year 1925 trial of the century. Scopes taught and that evolution teaches that man descended from a monkey. Allens book only yesterday, and the confusion surrounding the play inherit the wind. It makes an excellent companion to inherit the wind, which was loosely based on the trial, or the many scholarly works about the famous clash between clarence darrow and william jennings bryan. The scopes monkey trial transcript of the bryandarrow confrontation this page gives a detailed insight into the confrontation between darrow and bryan on day 7 of the trial.
Tim and moby will introduce you to the debate between two types of thought, traditionalism and modernity, and theyll explain how a substitute school teacher named john scopes got in the middle of their debate in 1925. The issues evolution versus creation in the public schools, the politics individual liberty versus populist democracy, the actors william jennings bryan, clarence darrow, and h. Menton the origin of man by william jennings bryan from. Appendix a transcript of darrows examination of bryan 18 1. Transcripts from tennessee versus john scopes, 1925 excerpted from famous trials in american history. With spencer tracy, fredric march, gene kelly, dick york. The monkey scopes trial and its impact on intellectual freedom the consequences of many historic court cases are apparent in contemporary society, but how we learn from them and understand their faults and benefits truly allows us to mature as a population. Scopes monkey trial transcript scopes monkey trial. He was a leading member of the american civil liberties union, and a prominent advocate for georgist economic reform called a sophisticated. Mencken, among others, and the setting a small, struggling town in southeastern tennessee with the. Scopes monkey trial video remembering the scopes monkey. Mencken from the baltimore evening sun, june september 1925 homo neanderthalensis june 29, 1925 sickening doubts about publicity june 29, 1925 impossibility of obtaining fair jury july 10, 1925 trial as religious orgy july 11, 1925 souls need. The issues evolution versus creation in the public. The scopes monkey trial was the moniker journalist h.
Mencken from the baltimore evening sun, june september 1925 homo neanderthalensis june 29, 1925 sickening doubts about publicity june 29, 1925 impossibility of obtaining fair jury july 10, 1925 trial as religious orgy july 11, 1925 souls need reconversion nightly july, 1925. The defendant, john thomas scopes, was a high school coach and substitute teacher who had been charged with violating the butler act by teaching the theory of evolution in his classes. The complete trial transcript is available in ebook form. Scopes taught what these children said he taught, we recognize what mr.
After the passages, students answer eight multiple choice questions and an open ended essay question. Mencken, among others, and the setting a small, struggling town in southeastern. The scopes monkey trial transcript pdf epub foote ebook. Q dogs and horses, monkeys, cows, man, whales, i cannot state all of them, but he. Complete transcript of the controversial scopes monkey trial which tested the law that made it illegal for public school teachers in tennessee to teach charles darwins theory of evolution the complete transcript of the 1925 case of the state of tennessee v.
An expert cannot be permitted they denounce and outlaw is a beautiful thing to come in here and try to defeat the enforce that everybody ought to believe in. He was a leading member of the american civil liberties union, and a prominent advocate for georgist economic reform. In the following famous excerpt from the trial transcript, darrow questions bryan about the. Darrows examination of bryan haysthe defense desires to call mr. Npr looks back at the scopes trial, the events that led up to it and its aftermath. Dec 19, 20 drunk history the scopes monkey trial ft. Bryan as a witness, and, of course, the only question here is whether mr. From the original media circus to the trials misrepresentation in the film inherit the wind, evolutionists have pointed to the trial as an example of creationist inanity. John thomas scopes and commonly referred to as the scopes monkey trial. Scopes monkey trial transcript scopes monkey trial transcript. For the most part, the trial has continue reading the scopes trial. Remembering the scopes monkey trial eighty years ago, in july 1925, the mixture of religion, science and the public schools caught fire in. Scopes, was accused of violating tennessees butler act, which had made it unlawful to teach human evolution in any statefunded school.
An expert cannot be permitted they denounce and outlaw is a beautiful thing to come in here and try to defeat the enforce. How was the scopes trial more than just a simple debate between evolution and creationism. Scopes trial, also called the monkey trial, highly publicized trial that took place july 1021, 1925, during which a dayton, tennessee, highschool teacher, john t. Two of the greatest speakers of the era, clarence darrow and william jennings bryan, faced off in a debate. The scopes trial, also known as the scopes monkey trial, was the 1925 prosecution of science teacher john scopes for teaching evolution in a tennessee public school, which a recent bill had made. The scopes trial transcripts 1925 441 we do not need any expert to tell us what state by trying to show that this thing that the law means. In march 1925, the tennessee legislature made it illegal to teach evolution in the public schools. Scopes monkey trial the first amendment encyclopedia. Monkey trial 1993, was written based on original sources and transcripts from the scopes trial. He first became known nationally to some extent during the pullman strike in 1894, and much more so with the. A hollywood history of the scopes trial by david n. The scopes trial was made into a play and a hollywood movie, inherit the wind, which are still seen and helped make a modern american legend. Introduction a brief description of the scopes trial the original proceedings, the effective fictionalising of the event in f. The town bloomers leaped to the assault as one man.
John thomas scopes, a 24year old high school teacher accused of violating the butler act, which had passed in. It gives a significantly different picture of the event than the many highly. The scopes trial and americas continuing debate over science and religion by edward j. This website is very beneficial, giving a total overview of the scopes trial. The transcript excerpts below include some reference to crowd. In this packet students read clarence darrows epic crossexamination of william jennings bryan in the scopes trial. Mencken applied to the 1925 prosecution of a criminal action brought by the state of tennessee against high school teacher john t. The scopes trial, formally known as the state of tennessee v. Worksheets organizers a chart to guide students reading and analysis of the documents. July 9 on the eve of the great contest dayton is full of sickening surges and tremors of doubt. Scopes was an attack by citizens of dayton, tennessee, on a tennessee statute that banned the teaching of evolution in pub. Transcript of the 1925 scopes monkey trial and additional background information. Despite widespread jokes concerning backwardness of tennessee and its courts, the fact remains that there was a transcript, which was published.
Scopes monkey trial transcript worksheet with answer key 1920sroaring twenties includes a political cartoon and questions subjects. John thomas scopes, which took place in daytons rhea county courthouse 1021 july 1925. Later that year, john scopes, a high school science teacher in dayton, tennessee, was charged with teaching evolution. Massingill, duly sworn by the court and examined on his voir dire. Remembering the scopes monkey trial eighty years ago, in july 1925, the mixture of religion, science and the public schools caught fire in dayton, tenn. April 18, 1857 march, 1938 was an american lawyer who became famous in the early 20th century for his involvement in the leopold and loeb murder trial and the scopes monkey trial. In the following excerpts from the trial transcripts.
Scopes trial, also called scopes monkey trial, july 1021, 1925, dayton, tennessee, u. Scopes was an attack by citizens of dayton, tennessee, on a tennessee statute that banned the teaching of evolution in public schools. The trial could not properly be called a witch hunt, one trial historian notes, because the accused scopes and his defendersthe witcheswere actually the hunters, stalking the law with the intent of overturning it or at least making it unenforceable. John thomas scopes and commonly referred to as the scopes monkey trial, was an american legal case in july 1925 in which a high school teacher, john t. This electronic version of the scopes trial transcript is a faithful replication of that volume including the original pagination with page numbers in brackets, the written testimony of experts who did not testify at the trial but who submitted the statements included herein, and the final speech to the jury by william jennings bryan which. Scopes trial 1925 michael hannon 2010 clarence darrows most famous trial by 1925 clarence darrow was already one of the most wellknown attorneys, if not the most famous in the country, because of several important cases.
William jennings bryan was the chief prosecutor at the scopes trial. The 1925 scopes monkey trial was one of the most important legal battles of its time. Evolution controversy inherit the wind experts impressions clarence darrow and william jennings bryan. The actual transcript reveals the true underlying legal. The scopes trial, commonly referred to as the scopes evolution trial or the scopes monkey trial, began on july 10th, 1925. Transcript of scopes trial, thursday july 16, 1925 jul, 1925 battle over admission of scientific testimony page 144 bryans son speaks for state page 150 hays for defense page 153 sue hicks for state page 160 ben mckenzie, we have done crossed the rubicon page 165 mr. Scopes, charged with violating state law by teaching charles darwin s theory of evolution. The monkey trial pbs inherit the wind and actual trial compared creationist view notes on inherit the wind. Raulston feared the floor might collapse and moved the trial outdoors, where about 5,000 people listened to the heated exchanges between bryan and darrow. Monkeys on trial in this brainpop movie youll find out what was at stake in the scopes monkey trial. With hundreds of people standing in the back of the courtroom, judge john t.
Although the play was widely believed to be an accurate synopsis of the historical trial, often called the trial of the century, it grossly distorted the actual events of history. In this trial the defendant, john scopes, was convicted of teaching evolution to high school students. The monkey scopes trial and its impact on intellectual freedom. The scopes monkey trial 1925 america went ape over this case duration. It gives a significantly different picture of the event than the many highly edited versions that are floating around. Cases outlined, transcript from scopes trial, july 15, 1925. Five or six weeks ago, when the infidel scopes was first laid by the heels, there was no uncertainty in all this smiling valley.689 57 114 356 1413 601 1064 735 533 986 481 993 606 1394 623 1537 193 560 680 959 547 1399 1281 955 1296 500 1391 1069 488 1152 1326 684 886 1285 1487 1080 531 222 1328