What Was the Decision at the Scopes Trial for the Teaching of Evolution?

John T. Scopes was a young biology teacher in Dayton, Tennessee, who broke a state law forbidding the teaching of evolution.

His 11-day trial in 1925 ended with his conviction and a fine of $100. Authorities later reversed the decision on a legal technicality.

Prosecuting attorney William Jennings Bryan died five days after the trial ended, following a huge meal.

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