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Southern law take home essay2

Southern law take home essay2 - Tyler Farrar South and the...

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Tyler Farrar 11/6/08 South and the Law Take Home Essay Question #2 During the infamous Scopes Trial, William Jennings Bryan and Clarence Darrow came to represent majority and minority factions in the South. If the two attorneys would have been placed in the trial of Vera Weisbord years later, they both would have taken opposite sides. The prosecutor, William Jennings Bryan would support southern mill owners and the rights of the majority. Clarence Darrow would have defended Vera Weisbord and southern labor unions. All three of these figures represented conflicting cultural anxieties in southern society. William Jennings Bryan, supporting majority rights, would have been pitted up against Darrow representing Weisbord and the minority of southerners that supported labor unions. William Jennings Bryan thought that the teaching of evolution in public schools would undermine faith in a loving God. Bryan believed in anti-evolution lawmaking on the basis of majoritarian grounds. Bryan said, “Teachers in public schools must teach what the taxpayers want taught”, and “The hand that writes the pay check rules the school” (Larson, p. 3). Also Bryan spoke out against evolution teaching with the justification that he had the majority of Christians on his side.
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