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Us harlem renaissance

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  • 1. Religion in the 1920s Fundamentalism and the Scopes Trial
  • 2. Fundamentalism
      • Religious movement
      • Followers were concerned of nation’s moral decline
        • the modern consumer culture
        • relaxed ethics
        • growing urbanism
      • Believed that the Bible was literally true and without error
        • Creationism—the belief that God created the world as described in the Bible
      • Rejected Darwin’s theory of evolution
        • Human beings had developed from lower forms of live over the course of millions of years
  • 3.
    • Billy Sunday
    • Aimee Semple McPherson
  • 4. The Butler Act
    • Tennessee, 1925 outlawed any teaching that denied “the story of the Divine Creation of man as taught in the Bible” and taught instead that “man descended from a lower order of animals”
    • American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)
      • Advertised for a teacher who would be willing to teach evolution
        • John T. Scopes high school biology teacher from Dayton, TN
  • 5. The Scopes Trial, 1925
    • Prosecutor— Defender—
    • William Jennings Bryan Clarence Darrow
  • 6. The Scopes Trial, 1925
    • Scopes found guilty of teaching evolution
    and is fined $100
    • Parts of the trial are broadcasted over the radio
      • Darrow’s cross-examination of Bryan did little for Fundamentalism
      • Fundamentalists were isolated from mainstream Protestantism
        • Political activism declined
  • 7.  

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