Clarence Darrow

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  • Creationism vs. Evolution Essay

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    Creationism is the theory that man, the earth, and the rest of the universe was originally created rather than randomly exploding from nothingness into chance existence. We reside on the surface of a small superbly crafted, autonomous self regulating space vehicle. Together with survival, conquest and death we bear witness to beauty, fragrances, love and music. Think about this. Mathematics, philosophy, springtime, depravity, farming, courtship, quasars, and iphones; all came from nothingness?, formed

  • The Attorney For The Damned

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    On August 22, 1924 the famous orator Clarence Darrow, dubbed “the attorney for the damned.” begins his 12 hour-long closing arguments, for the most covered news story since World War I. Darrow mixes ethos and logos appeals, bringing tears to the eyes of the judge and many in the courtroom, to serve justice by saving his clients, Leopold and Loeb from the death penalty. Darrow implores the Judge to spare the lives of Leopold and Loeb. As Darrow said, “I am pleading for life…I am pleading that we

  • Analysis Of American Experience : Monkey Trials

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    The documentary American Experience: Monkey Trials by PBS follows the famous trial of John Scopes. The trial was given the nickname, “The Monkey Trial” since it had to deal with Darwin’s: Theory of Evolution and whether it should be taught in schools. In 1925, John Scopes was arrested for teaching evolution in a public school room in Dayton, Tennessee. He violated the Butler Act. The Act “made it a crime for any public school teacher to quote ‘teach any theory that denies the story of the Divine

  • Outcome of The Scopes Monkey Trial Essay

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    The Scopes Trial, formally known as The State of Tennessee vs. Scopes but given the nickname “The Monkey Trial”, has been credited as starting the popular legal dispute between evolution and creationism in the court, and its impact in the 20’s was immeasurable. The interpretation of the case is just as popular, if not more, than the actual result of the case. The worldwide attention and media coverage the case received produced many opinions. Scholar’s opinions range from describing the case as

  • The Scopes ' Monkey ' Trial

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    the reporters that came to see the trial unfold, stated that the Scopes Trial was an extraordinary opportunity to put the small town of Dayton on the map (Scopes Trial, Mencken’s Trial Account, July 9, p. 1). Not only that, the trial brought Clarence Darrow, the nation’s greatest defense attorney, and William Jennings Bryan, the nation’s greatest political orator and three-time presidential candidate, into the trial. Due to these factors, New York Times called it “the most

  • The Controversy Between Science And Religion

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    schools. The American Civil Liberties Union protested the law with teacher, John Scopes, who agreed to help. The"trial of the century" brought together two famous political enemies, William Jennings Bryan, who led the anti-evolution crusade, and Clarence Darrow, who was known as the best criminal defense lawyer and evolution supporter. The author presents the history of controversy that led to the trial. Fossil discoveries, the rise of religious fundamentalism, and increased attendance in public high

  • Arc Of Justice : Summary And Evaluation

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    Arc of Justice: Summary and Evaluation Alex Borger HIST 3343 By this time Detroit had become the epicenter of the American automobile. Detroit’s grand boulevards, were now lost in this ever expanding industrial Mecca. Detroit was home to some of America’s biggest names in automotives, including Walter Chrysler, The Dodge Brothers, and the outspoken Henry Ford. Workers in these factories often earned more in wages than many unskilled labor positions around the country. As news of the high-wage

  • The Scopes Trial : One Of The Best American History

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    The Scopes Trial is one of the best in American history because it symbolizes the conflict between science and theology, faith and reason, individual liberty, and majority rule. This trial was to decide not only the fate of an evolution-teacher, but also to decide if traditionalists or modernists would rule American culture. An object of intense publicity, the trial was seen as a clash between urban sophistication and rural fundamentalism. On January 20, 1925, a Tennessee state senator named John

  • Edward J. Larson´s Summer for the Gods: The Scopes Trial and America's Continuing Debate Over Science and Religion

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    the law, and a junior instructor named John Scopes, consented to help them. The alleged "trial of the century" united the well known government official and speaker, William Jennings Bryan, who headed the opposition to development campaign; and Clarence Darrow, who was viewed as the best criminal protection legal advisor of the time. The two men, plus their individual direction, clashed in the trail with the indictment in the end ready to maintain the law. In the first segment of the book, Larson

  • Massive Turning Point for America was the Progressive Era

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    the town of Dayton, Tennessee people in the town asked John Thomas Scopes to cover evolution in his class so he can be indicted and bring the case to national attention. Scopes’ defense attorney was a man named Clarence Darrow; he was a very popular defense attorney and public speaker. Darrow delivered a powerful speech in which he tried to prove the Butler Bill unconstitutional due to the fact that it