History: USA 1910-1929]

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Religious Fundamentlism

Bible Belt: Is the part of America (mostly southern American) where evangelical Protectionism is the culture

Christian Fundamentalist: That everything in the Bible should be taken literally

The Tennessee Anti-Evolution Law: This law was passed by the State of Tennessee in 1925, not allowing Evolution to be taught to pupils at school


·         John Scopes was a teacher who taught his students about evolution (which was banned by the Tennessee Anti-Evolution Law)

·         The trial became known as the ‘The Monkey Trials’ as the theory of evolution was that man developed from ape-like creatures

·         He was found guilty by the jury and charged but the verdict was overturned on a technicality and he was never brought back to trial

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