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  • Inherit The Wind - 910 words
    Inherit The Wind The Truth about Stanley Kramer's Inherit the Wind History is consistently used in films as a technique to teach the values and morals of events that occurred. But what's the point in teaching history through films when they are terribly fictional? In films, the director finds the best scheme to intrigue their audience only by changing the actual event to satisfy their interest. This is true for Stanley Kramer when he made the history of John Scopes and his "monkey trial" into a film called Inherit the Wind. Kramer knew the exact stereotypical "Hollywood history" his audience enjoyed. The trial itself had a series of conflicts, the main one being evolution vs. religion. Yet t ...
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  • Religion, Fact Or Fiction - 968 words
    Religion, Fact Or Fiction The human mind is easily convinced on what the eyes tell the mind. If you see something in front of yourself, you might have an easier time believing, than if one was to tell a story. Religion is a story that has been told for thousands of years, and not till technology has ripened have scientists disproved many beliefs. It is now that mankind lets religion restrain the mind from portraying the truth about life. Some people claim that science does not have all of the answers when it comes to the business of life. They are right. Science is less a body of facts than it is is a method of establishing claims about the universe. Claims, which can be tested and measured, ...
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  • Scopes Monkey Trail - 683 words
    Scopes Monkey Trail A group of scientists got together and decided that mankind had come a long way and no longer needed God. They picked one scientist to go and tell Him that they no longer needed Him. The scientist walked up to God and said, God, we've decided that we no longer need you. We are able to clone people and do other miraculous things, so why don't you just go on and get lost. God listened patiently to the man and after the scientist had finished talking, God replied, Very well, if you think you no longer need Me how about this? Let's have a man making contest. The scientist replied, OK, great! But God added, Now, we're going to do this just like I did back in the old days with ...
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  • Summer For The Gods By Edward J Larson - 864 words
    Summer For The Gods By Edward J. Larson Kristin Heyworth November 16, 2000 History 262 Take Home Essay SCOPES ESSAY In the book Summer for the Gods by Edward J. Larson, the ideas of evolution and if it should be taught in the schools are at question. The book talks about the so-called Monkey Trial that took place in Dayton, Tennessee in 1925. The whole debate of whether evolution should be taught in schools was in question and school -teacher John Scopes was on trial for teaching his students about evolution. The Scopes Trial was extremely controversial for its time. The whole theory of evolution was just coming into play and many schools had it as a topic of discussion for their science cla ...
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  • Tennessee Vs John Scopes: - 1,302 words
    Tennessee Vs. John Scopes: Tennessee vs. John Scopes: The monkey trial It was the year 1925 and in the town of Dayton, Tennessee a trial that would decide whether evolution could or could not be taught in schools was taking place. This trial was Tennessee vs. John Scopes and is commonly known as the monkey trial. This trial took place from July 10, 1925-July 25, 1925 (Douglas, On-line). Tennessee passed an act prohibiting the teaching of the Evolution Theory in all the Universities and public schools of Tennessee on March 13, 1925. The act went as follows: Section 1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Tennessee, That it shall be unlawful for any teacher in any of the Unive ...
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  • Tension In The Twenties - 836 words
    Tension In The Twenties All major societies throughout our world's history have experienced periods of major change. Tension inevitably arises as a result of the new environments in which the people live. Our country is no exception, especially through the era known as the Roaring Twenties. Just being another decade on the timeline was not good enough for the 1920s. When its brief turn came, it had to be the biggest, the loudest, and the brightest. A calamity gave it birth, and a calamity ended it. As a result of World War I, major economic, social, and political alterations were born; yet more importantly, the tension that arouse due to these results would change America forever. One of the ...
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  • The Cultural Revolution Of The 1920s - 740 words
    The Cultural Revolution Of The 1920S The 1920's were times of cultural revolution. The times were changing in many different ways. Whenever the times change, there is a clash between the old and the new generations. The 1920's were no exception. In Dayton, Tennessee, 1925, a high school biology teacher was arrested. He was arrested because he taught the theory of evolution. The teacher, John T. Scopes, was accused of having violated the Butler Act. This was a Tennessee law that forbade the teaching of the theory of evolution in public schools. The Tennessee legislature felt that teaching evolution was wrong because it contradicted the creation theory of the Bible. The Scopes trial received w ...
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  • Why Puritans Came To America: Freedom - 830 words
    Why Puritans Came to America: Freedom When the English came to America to escape religious persecution, things commenced at a shaky start. For example, Puritans fled from England because of religious persecution. They were being physically beaten because of their religious beliefs therefore they attempted to create a Utopia or "City upon a hill" in the New World. There "City upon a hill" began with a government based on religious beliefs. It developed into a government which condemned those who did not believe in the Puritan beliefs. For example, one had to believe in the Puritan religion and attend church to vote and become a member of the Puritan society. This practice further developed in ...
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