During the 1920s a very important controversy that came up in a Tennessee public school was the teaching of evolution. John Scopes was arrested for teaching his students Charles Darwin’s theory because it was against a law during that time which was the Butler Law as stated in the video. This video explains the events of the trial through written facts about the event and pictures. John Scopes and his his lawyer Clarence Darrow are depicted in the first few seconds. Two very important people since this case became a very big national issue. The issue between many Americans was what would dominate the American culture, religion or science? John Scopes was found guilty and the teaching of evolution still causes problems in our society today.