Clarence Darrow"s cross-examination of William Jennings Bryan in Tennessee v. John Thomas Scopes by Clarence Darrow

Cover of: Clarence Darrow

Published by Professional Education Group in Minnetonka, Minn .

Written in English

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  • United States.

Subjects:

  • Scopes, John Thomas -- Trials, litigation, etc,
  • Bryan, William Jennings, 1860-1925,
  • Tennessee -- Trials, litigation, etc,
  • Cross-examination -- United States,
  • Evolution

Edition Notes

Book details

Other titlesCross-examination of William Jennings Bryan in Tennessee v. John Thomas Scopes.
Statementforeword by Irving Younger.
SeriesClassics of the courtroom ;, v. 3
Classifications
LC ClassificationsK540 .C62 vol. 3
The Physical Object
Paginationiii, 56 leaves ;
Number of Pages56
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1203645M
LC Control Number94197710

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The defense team sits directly behind Darrow (visible, from left, are: Dudley Field Malone, his arm on railing; Hays; and Scopes's Tennessee attorney John R. Neal). InDarrow unsuccessfully defended John Scopes, a Tennessee High school biology teacher who taught the theory of origins called "evolution." The attorney defending CREATION was the Democrat Party's three time candidate for President, William Jennings Bryan.

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William Jennings Bryan Testifies at the Scopes Trial. Clarence Darrow questioned William Jennings Bryan on the 7th—next to last—day of the Scopes Monkey Trial, producing some of the most hilarious banter ever to grace a courtroom. The banter began before Bryan ever got on the stand. Decide for yourself who outwitted who in this battle of the courtroom titans.

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Scopes taught what these children said he taught, we recognize what Mr. Bryan says as a witness would not be very think there are other questions involved, and we should want to take Mr. Bryan's testimony for the purpose of our record.

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Chief Prosecutors: William Jennings Bryan and A.T. Stewart Judge: John T. Raulston Place: Dayton, Tennessee Dates of Trial: JulyVerdict: Guilty; however, neither.

An Analysis of the Scopes Trial The “Scopes Trial”, often called the “Scopes Monkey Trial” pitted lawyers William Jennings Bryan and Clarence Darrow against each other (the latter representing teacher John Thomas Scopes) in an American legal case that tested a law passed on Ma in Tennessee, which forbade the teaching, in any state-funded educational establishment in.

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Stewart, Clarence Darrow, Dudley Field Malone, Arthur Garfield Hays, and other lawyers. The Scopes Trial "The World’s Most Famous Court Trial" IntroductionBy far the most celebrated court case in Rhea County and perhaps in all of Tennessee history was the case of the State of Tennessee vs.

John Thomas Scopes, which took place in Dayton’s Rhea County Courthouse July For the most part, the trial has Continue Reading The Scopes Trial. Clarence Darrow appealed the case to the Tennessee Supreme Court but largely withdrew from public life after the Scopes Trial.

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John Thomas Scopes. Foreword by Irving Younger. Minnetonka, Minn.: Professional Education. When the judge, John T. Raulston, refused to allow scientists to testify on the truth of evolution, Clarence Darrow called William Jennings Bryan to the witness stand. This became the highlight of the 11 day trial and many independent observers believed that Darrow successfully exposed the flaws in Bryan's arguments during the cross-examination.

William Jennings Bryan (seated at left) being interrogated by Clarence Seward Darrow, during the trial of the State of Tennessee v. John Thomas Scopes, J That Monday afternoon. The man who accepted the challenge was John T.

Scopes, a science teacher and football coach in Dayton, the spring ofhe walked into his classroom and read, from Dayton's Tennessee-approved textbook Hunter's Civic Biology, part of a chapter on the evolution of humankind and Darwin's theory of natural selection.

His arrest soon followed, and a trial date was set. Coincidentally, the most famous native son of Salem, and a man held in high esteem by Scopes, was William Jennings Bryan. Scopes called Bryan, “the greatest man produced in the United States since Thomas Jefferson.” John Scopes came to Dayton, Tennessee after graduating from the University of Kentucky inwhen the man who served as.

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Clarence Darrow, left, and William Jennings Bryan speak with each other at the "monkey trial" in Dayton, Tenn. in Darrow was one of three lawyers sent to Dayton by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU).

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Bryan's statement about a "fund for Mrs. Altgeld" is a reference to the widow of John Peter Altgeld who died on Ma John Peter Altgeld, who served as governor of Illinois from untilwas Clarence Darrow's mentor. Scopes's trial became a national sensation, with celebrity lawyers like Clarence Darrow and William Jennings Bryan involved in the case.

Scopes .Scopes was arrested on May 9 and released immediately on bond. After a grand jury indictment on Tennessee v. John T. Scopes was scheduled for J The plan to bring the trial to Dayton was hatched at the table in the picture, where members of the school board met with John Scopes.

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