Dbq Exercise: Scopes Monkey Trial Essay

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This article is about the Scopes Monkey Trial. Although that was not the official and legal name for the case, it is universally known as such It involved a science teacher, Scopes, who taught Evolution in his public school Biology class which went against the Butler Act. He was arrested and tried by two of the most famous names in law at the time, Clarence Darrow and William Jennings Bryan. Bryan would prosecute and Darrow in association with the ACLU would defend. It was a blockbuster with all the big names. It soon became a joke and a debate about the superior set ...view middle of the document...

I believe that this also led to the complete lack of morals that we see nowadays. Looking back, society throughout the 1900's became more and more liberal until the mid 1950's when radicals began to poke at the fabric of America. Personally, I believe that the original vision the Founding Father's had in mind has become twisted by abusers of the Constitution such as the ACLU. America was a much stronger and morally confident place when people were united under a single mindset, but with a move for independence and non-conformity, the level of disregard had become uncontrollable. During the early 1900's if someone did something wrong, they were severely reprimanded. For that reason, senior citizens for the most part are more pleasant, polite, reciprocatively respecting and well-mannered. There are human rights and civil liberties, and then there is a dangerous boundary that is not meant to be crossed, but groups such as the ACLU completely disregard this and lead this country into complete civil demise. If people like the ACLU were around during the Founding Era of the United States, they would have been imprisoned because they deliberately go against the uniting ideals of America. We do not progress under their flag, but we constantly take steps backward that our forefathers have fought so hard for.

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