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Of Sound and Fury: The 1925 Scopes Trial Documentary

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Of Sound and Fury: The 1925 Scopes TrialA Documentary Film

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The Scopes Trial took place in 1925 in the small town of Dayton in East Tennessee.

High school teacher John Scopes was charged with teaching Evolution in a public school. This was a violation of a Tennessee law known as the Butler Act.

John Scopes

The city of Dayton was in economic trouble and wanted to draw attention to itself and stimulate its economy.

The trial drew American icons William Jennings Bryan and Clarance Darrow to Dayton to argue the case

Clarence Darrow

The case was less about Scopes and more about the controversey about the battle between evolution and religion.

In the end, Scopes was found guilty and fined $100. His conviction was later overturned by the Tennessee Supreme Court, but the Butler Act banning the teaching of Evolution in Public Schools remained as a law until 1963.

In 2009, Blind Squirrel Productions produced an award winning documentary on the Scopes Trial. Perfect for the classroom, this 35 minute film shows the reasons for, events of, and results of the 1925 Scopes Monkey Trial. Buy it now for your classroom!

To learn more about the Scopes Trial go to -http://www.law.umkc.edu/faculty/projects/FTrials/scopes/scopes.htm

To purchase the film on Amazon go tohttp://www.amazon.com/Sound-Fury-1925-Scopes-Trial/dp/B002N8AQGU/ref=sr_1_7?ie=UTF8&s=dvd&qid=1255696053&sr=1-7

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