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Teaching The "Scopes Monkey" Trial

The "Scopes Monkey" Trial

By the 1920s, most of the urban churches of America had been able to reconcile Darwin's theory with the Bible, but rural preachers preferred a stricter interpretation. Amid the dizzying changes brought by the roaring decade, religious fundamentalists saw the Bible as the only salvation from a materialistic civilization in decline.


What cultural tensions does the Scopes Monkey Trial show us about the 1920s in America?
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