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  1. Growth of Religion and Scopes Trail

  2. What was fundamentalism and what did fundamentalist believe ? • Fundamentalismis a movement that affirmed the literal truth of the bible. • Fundamentalism believe the words of the bible were inspired by God and should be interpreted literally and fallowed closely.

  3. Who were evangelists and why they grow in popularity during the 1920’s ? • Rural people in the South and Midwest, remained faithful to there churches. • When large numbers of famers migrated to cities, they brought fundamentalism with them and in Southern California several fundamentalist preachers (evangelists) used radio to reach many people.

  4. What was the Butler Act ? • A new states law against teaching or law prohibiting public school teachers from denying the bible.

  5. Who was John Scopes ? What did he do ? • He is a local science teacher. • He and other teacher used the state-approved text book had broken the Butler Act. • In 1925 he agreed to go on trail to test the legality of Butler Act.

  6. What were the roles of Clarence Darrow and William’s Jennings Bryan in the Scopes Trial ? • Clarence Darrow – volunteered as defense lawyer for Scopes. • William – joined the prosecution to testify as an expert on the bible.

  7. Briefly explain the events of trial. Explain the outcome of trial. • Darrow put Bryan on the stand and Bryan admited to not literally following the bible. Both side victory but Scopes was found guilty and find $100.

  8. Summarize the impact of Scopes trial on American culture in the 1920’s. • They brought fundamentalism with them. The familiar religion helped them make sense of their new lives.

  9. Explain whether prohibition was a social, moral, political or economic change in America. • Prohibition was more of a Political and Moral change in America

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  11. Links… http://ehistory.osu.edu/osu/mmh/clash/scopes/Images/Monkies.gif http://www.gravitaspublications.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/scopes2.png http://www.sitemason.com/files/cRIjbW/scopestrial.jpg http://www.antievolution.org/topics/law/scopes/scopes03m.jpg http://law2.umkc.edu/faculty/projects/ftrials/scopes/darrowquestionswjbs.jpg http://www.1611kingjamesbible.com/bible_Cross.JPG http://www.antievolution.org/topics/law/scopes/scopes03m.jpg http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/5/54/Scopes_trial.jpg/230px-Scopes_trial.jpg

  12. Present by.. • KantichaPrasertsak • Olivia Parker