By: Zhiwei & Dennis
The State of Arkansas adopted “anti-
evolution” statute in 1928, prohibited the teaching in
its public schools of the theo...
1. Evolution isn't proven, and shouldn't be taught as scientific fact.

      2. Evolution should be taught along with oth...
• The Supreme Court declared the Arkansas
  statute unconstitutional
• The law violated Establishment Clause of the
  Firs...
• Meyer v. Nebraska (1923)
  An Act of Nebraska prohibited teaching of any subject in
  any language other than English be...
prohibits
1) the establishment of a national religion by Congress
2) the preference of one religion over another or the su...
Epperson V. Arkansas
Epperson V. Arkansas
Epperson V. Arkansas
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Epperson V. Arkansas

  1. 1. By: Zhiwei & Dennis
  2. 2. The State of Arkansas adopted “anti- evolution” statute in 1928, prohibited the teaching in its public schools of the theory that man evolved from other species of life, AKA the Darwinian Theory. The law of Arkansas stated it is unlawful “to teach the theory or doctrine that mankind ascended or descended from a lower order of animals”, or “to adopt or use in any such institution a textbook that teachers this theory”. Susan Epperson, a high school biology teacher in 1965, was assigned by the school administration to use the new textbook for classroom instruction, which contained a chapter about the “Evolution Theory”.
  3. 3. 1. Evolution isn't proven, and shouldn't be taught as scientific fact. 2. Evolution should be taught along with other views. 3. Evolution is a lie, and shouldn't be taught at all.
  4. 4. • The Supreme Court declared the Arkansas statute unconstitutional • The law violated Establishment Clause of the First Amendment and Due Process Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment
  5. 5. • Meyer v. Nebraska (1923) An Act of Nebraska prohibited teaching of any subject in any language other than English before high school. - Declared unconstitutional for imposing restriction upon the liberty of teacher and student, interfering with the right of individual, guaranteed by the Due Process Clause.
  6. 6. prohibits 1) the establishment of a national religion by Congress 2) the preference of one religion over another or the support of a religious idea with no identifiable secular purpose nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law ... The government must respect all of the legal rights that are owed to a person according to the law of the land

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