In the summertime of 1925 history was made in the village of Dayton Tennessee. The problem at hand was the "Butler Law" which forbid the teaching of development in public schools. The fledgling American Civil Liberties Union wanted to challenge the law's constitutionality and chose to check it with the trial of John Scopes a young high-school mathematics and gym instructor who quickly instructed Darwinism as a substitute biology instructor. The peaceful procedural matter blew up into a media carnival when 2 excellent lawyers arrived to say the case. William Jennings Bryan the popular orator three-time presidential candidate and self-proclaimed Bible professional said for the prosecution and Clarence Darrow the country's most popular legal representative and an avowed agnostic safeguarded Scopes. Press reporters from around the globe descended on the tiny Bible belt town to chronicle the trial. Despite Darrow's best efforts the jury founded guilty Scopes. Later on his conviction was overruled on a formality by an appeals court disappointing Darrow who had wished for an opportunity to take the case to the Supreme Court where the constitutionality of the Butler Law can be challenged.