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             During the Twenties, the Scopes "Monkey" Trial had a radical social effect on Americans. Robinson, you and John Godsey are always looking for something that will get Dayton a little publicity." This desire for attention proves the growing influence of the media like radio and newspaper. The trial had been moved to the courthouse lawn to accommodate the crowds. Over two hundred national and international reporters and more than tree thousand spectators came to the little town of Dayton, Tennessee to see the trial of Tennessee versus truth. This huge audience shows that some people realized the significance of the final sentence. Or they just wanted to see some nice entertainment. The trial marked the displacement of religious faith and rural values by scientific skepticism and cosmologist as the dominant strain in American thoughts. The trial soon evolved to a showdown between traditionalists and evolutionists, which showed the split in the public opinion. The Scopes "Monkey" Trial symbolizes the influences, but also the new existing fight between religion and tradition and evolution and progress. .
             The trial Tennessee versus John Scopes caused enormous judicial changes in the 1920s. In attendance announcers ready to send to the listeners the first live-radio broadcast from a trial. The presence of the reporters shows the public interest, an interest, which demanded a new kind of news and information service. The trial itself was a series of conflicts, the most obvious one being evolution versus religion. The courtroom was full of members of the opposing groups. The persecutor was a deeply religious man named William Jennings Bryan, while the defense attorney Clarence Darrow was known as an atheist. The United States Supreme Court put the issue to rest in 1968, when it held a similar statue in Arkansas unconstitutional, because it violated the separation of church and state, required by the First Amendment of the United States Constitution.


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