Definition of John scopes
1. Noun. Tennessee highschool teacher who violated a state law by teaching evolution; in a highly publicized trial in 1925 he was prosecuted by William Jennings Bryan and defended by Clarence Darrow (1900-1970).
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1. History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Suffolk, and the Towns Near Its Borders by William White (1844)
"Clark, corn miller ; Henry Moore, farmer ; George Mumford, Esq. ; Howard Procter, blacksmith ; John Reynolds, wheelwright ; john scopes, shopkeeper ; and ..."
2. A Few Kind Words about Hate: The Dark Side of Family Life and the Bible by Una Stannard (2007)
"He was prosecuting john scopes who'd broken a Tennessee law by teaching the evolutionary theory of creation. For Bryan and the jury that convicted Scopes, ..."
3. Neither Created Nor Evolved: Living Joyously Without a Creator by Walter Prytulak (2001)
"The debate over teaching of evolution was brought in a dramatic fashion into public arena in the 1925 "Monkey Trial" in Tennessee in which john scopes was ..."
4. Letters and Papers, Foreign and Domestic, of the Reign of Henry VIII by James Gairdner, John Sherren Brewer, Robert Henry Brodie, Great Britain Public Record Office (1908)
"... and other lands (specified) in tenure of John Sture, John Clarke, Henry Blake- holer. john scopes, John Clerke and Henry his son, ..."