doubt on such beliefs but Bryan firmly stated I accept the Bible absolutely

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doubt on such beliefs, but Bryan firmly stated, “I accept the Bible absolutely.” Scopes was found guilty of breaking the law—a fact that was never in question—and fined $100. The public, however, was paying closer attention to a more essential issue. The trial was a public confrontation between fundamentalism and modernity, between a literal and a liberal interpretation of scripture. While the Scopes Trial showcased a major cultural and religious division, it did not heal the conflict or answer its central questions. When the trial was over, each side still believed in the truth of its position. The conflict over evolution continues today. RECALL How does modernism contrast with more traditional ideas about religion? The Red Scare As Americans continued to grapple with the ideas of modernity, the emergence of the Soviet Union as a communist nation challenged other essential U.S ideals. In contrast to capitalism and the free enterprise systems, which emphasized the right to own private property, communist ideology called for public ownership of property and an international workers’ revolution as a prelude to the death of capitalism. To this end, Soviet leader Vladimir Lenin encouraged and supported revolutions outside of his country. In Central and Eastern Europe, a series of communist revolts did break out, making it seem like the worldwide revolution was starting. Fear of a Potential Revolution This revolutionary activity abroad, coupled with labor strikes across the United States following the end of World War I, caused the first American Red Scare , a wave of widespread fear of suspected communists and radicals thought to be plotting revolution within the United States. Real revolutionary activity inside America gave substance to the scare. Authorities discovered bombs mailed to important industrialists and government officials, including Attorney General A. Mitchell Palmer. Suspected anarchists, members of a radical political movement, exploded bombs in cities across America, 12.6 An Unsettled Society World War I and the 1920s “It is high time for the people who believe in religion to make their protest against the teaching of irreligion in the public schools under the guise of science and philosophy.” “We are ready to tell the truth as we understand it and we do not fear all the truth that they can present as facts.” THE PROSECUTION: WILLIAM JENNINGS BRYAN THE DEFENSE: DUDLEY FIELD MALONE (WITNESS CALLED BY DEFENSE ATTORNEY, CLARENCE DARROW) The Scopes Trial: How Did They Differ? >> Analyze Charts Based on the quotes given in the chart, how did the Scopes trial reveal divisions within U.S. society? 490
12.6 An Unsettled Society World War I and the 1920s including one that killed about 40 people on Wall Street in 1920. As the leading law-enforcement official, Palmer mounted a broad offensive against radicals in the United States in 1919 and 1920. In a series of raids in early 1920, known as the Palmer Raids , police arrested thousands of people, some who were radicals and some who were simply immigrants from southern or Eastern Europe. Most were never charged or tried

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