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ASSIGNMENT: The Scopes trial is most commonly remembered as a dramatic clash between those who believed in evolution and those who believed that God created the world in seven days. However, the controversy surrounding the Scopes trial was, in fact, more complicated. How was the controversy surrounding the Scopes trial more complicated than a simple debate between evolutionists and creationists?

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Vocabulary

These definitions should help with reading comprehension.

  • cranks: oddballs, eccentrics
  • creed: statement of belief
  • gingham: a light checkered cotton fabric
  • minstrels: a group of white entertainers who wore black makeup and sang and performed in variety shows

Minstrel Shows

Listen to Historian Mike O'Malley discuss the cultural import of minstrel shows.

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