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Inherit the wind

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Inherit the wind

  1. 1. Inherit the Wind vs The Scopes Trial How Hollywood deliberately distorted the truth
  2. 2. There is Considerable Evidence to suggest that the film is not simply inaccurate, in the way of “Hollywood history” but rather is highly biased in its intent.
  3. 3. You Be The Judge <ul><li>First I will present the Hollywood Version </li></ul><ul><li>Then I will present the facts </li></ul><ul><li>You be the Judge </li></ul>
  4. 4. The Setting <ul><li>Dayton, Tennessee, 1925 </li></ul><ul><li>Tennessee Legislature passes the Butler Act </li></ul>
  5. 5. William Jennings Bryan
  6. 6. Clarence Darrow
  7. 7. John Scopes
  8. 8. George Washington Rappleyea <ul><li>Not Shown in the Film yet the principle character that got the whole thing going </li></ul>
  9. 9. AMERICAN CIVIL LIBERTIES UNION (ACLU) <ul><li>Founded in 1920 </li></ul><ul><li>In Boston </li></ul><ul><li>By Roger Baldwin </li></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>Film: </li></ul><ul><li>Close minded clergymen intrude into biology classroom where John Scopes is caught teaching evolution. Scopes fires off a letter to a newspaper asking for help. </li></ul>

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