BRIA 22 2

Bill of Rights in Action
Spring 2006 (22:2)

The Establishment of Religion

This edition of Bill of Rights in Action examines issues on the relationship of religion and government. The first article explores the Scopes trial, the famous trial pitting William Jennings Bryan and Clarence Darrow in a courtroom contest over a Tennessee law banning the teaching of evolution. The second article looks at the development of law in this area since the Scopes trial. The third article examines Turkey and its attempt to create a secular democracy in the Middle East.

U.S. History: The Scopes Trial

U.S. Government: More Monkey Trials

World History: Turkey: An Evolving Democracy in the Middle East


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Officers: Hon. John A. Kronstadt, President; Publications Committee: Marvin S. Sears, Chairperson; Gerald Chaleff, Katrina M. Dewey, Marshall P. Horowitz, Gail Migdal Title, Thomas E Patterson, Patrick Rogan, Peggy Saferstein, Paul W.A. Severin, Douglas Thompson, Lois Thompson, Carlton Varner. Staff: Todd Clark, Executive Director; Marshall L. Croddy, Director of Programs; Lucy Eisenberg and Carlton Martz, Writers; Bill Hayes, Editor; Andrew Costly, Senior Publications Manager; Katrina M. Dewey, CRF Board Reviewer.



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