Monkey Trial

Books

Charles Darwin's Origin of Species is published going against creationism.

1859

George William Hunter's Civic Biology is published.

1914

George William Hunter publishes a new civic biology textbook.

1927

John Scopes published The Center of the Storm.

1967

Laws

The Butler bill is passed into law in Tennesee

1925

Mississsippi bans the teaching of evolution in their schools

1926

Arkansas bans the teaching of evolution in their schools.

1927

The Butler law is ruled constitutional and the Justices close the case.

January 15, 1927

The Butler Act is repealed.

May 17, 1967

Due to Epperson v. Arkansas, Evolution becomes legal to teach in Arkansas.

1968

Tennessee's law requiring evolution to be taught is declared unconstitutional

1975

Teaching of evolution is still debated today

2013

The Trial

John Scopes teaches evolution in class and agrees to go on trial.

1925

The appeal for the Scopes Trial begins

1926

John Scopes dies.

October 21, 1967