Today In History- March 13

Today In History- March 13

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Scopes Trial: A law in Tennessee prohibits the teaching of evolution.

Scopes Trial rules on controversial biology teacher practices.

  • Dayton, Tennessee

Following days of intense question and answer, on Mar. 13, 1925, a law was passed in Tennessee prohibiting the teaching of evolution, following the dramatic Scopes Trial.  The trial itself was a supreme example of freedom of speech in public schools, and was a dramatic event in the decision of involving religion in public education.


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