Witnesses for the Defense in the Scopes Trial 1925, 3 pages

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A list of the witnesses for the defense in the State of Tennessee v. John Thomas Scopes trial on the theory of evolution being taught in schools. Witnesses are organized by their scientific disciplines to support the defense's stance that evolution should be taught in public schools, even though some religions disagree with the theory. Two pages, front and back of first page, only one side of second page.


Scopes, John Thomas


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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7091, Box 43, Folder Scopes Trial 1925 Evolution Witnesses for the Defense

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  • 1925
  • 20th century

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  • Education and state
  • Law
  • Law and legislation
  • Actions and defenses
  • Theology, Doctrinal
  • Civil rights movements
  • Religion
  • History
  • Witnesses
  • Constitutional law
  • Courts
  • Modernist-fundamentalist controversy
  • Trials
  • Creationism
  • Education
  • Evolution
  • Study and teaching
  • Evolution (Biology)
  • Scientists
  • Educational law and legislation
  • Evolution--Study and teaching--Law and legislation
  • Civil rights movements--History
  • Tennessee
  • Theology, Doctrinal--History
  • Evolution (Biology)--Religious aspects--Christianity


  • United States
  • Tennessee


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  • Paper

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SIA2011-1076 (page1), SIA2011-1077 (page 2), SIA2011-1078 (page 3)

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Number of Images: 3 Color: Color ; Size: 8.5w x 11h; Type of Image: Document; Medium: Paper

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