This Day in History: 07/10/1925 - Monkey Trial Begins

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In a This Day in History video, learn that on July 10, 1925, the Scopes Monkey trial began in Dayton, Tennessee. High school teacher John Thomas Scopes was charged with violating Tennessee's law against teaching evolution instead of the divine creation of man. The trial was the first to be broadcasted on live radio. Scopes was defended by Clarence Darrow, and across the aisle was William Jennings Bryan. In the end, the jury convicted Scopes but encouraged other states to not pass anti-evolution laws.

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