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12.6: An Unsettled SocietyAmericans Debate New Ideas and ValuesThe 1920s saw a growing divide between city dwellers and those living in rural America. UrbanAmericans were more open to social change and secular values while people in the country embraced amore traditional view of religion, science, and culture.In 1925, a court case in Tennessee would make that state the center of this growing rift betweenfundamentalist religious ideals and modern secular thinking.Watchthis videoand answer the questions on the trial.1) What did the Butler Act prohibit?
2) Why was John Scopes arrested?
3) The courtroom became a “battleground” between what two groups?
4) Who was John Scopes’ attorney?
5) Who was the attorney for the state?
6) How did the jury rule? What was Scopes punishment?
7) Though Bryan did win the trial, why does the narrator say “Darrow won the war?”
8) What is the overall significance of the trial?
Follow along with the PowerPoint to complete the following chart:TermDefinition and Importance in Post WWI AmericaRed Scare
Palmer RaidsAttorney General A. Mitchell Palmer leads Palmer Raids against suspected

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