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Anti-Evolution and the Law

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1925, Tennessee, The Butler Act- 


"This law outlawed the teaching of evolution as the descent of man from lower animals. As the most famous example of early anti-evolution legislation, it also provides us with information about what really bothered the anti-evolutionists: the teaching of the continuity of descent of man from non-human primates. This is the real issue that all later legislation would like to address, but does so only obliquely.The Butler Act was the statute under which John T. Scopes of Dayton, Tennessee was charged, leading to the famous Scopes Monkey Trial.

The Butler Act was upheld on the legal issues raised in Scopes' appeal, but the court reversed Scopes' conviction on the technical issue (not raised by the defense) that the fine had been set by the judge and not the jury. The appeals court further requested dismissal of the case by the prosecution, which complied. With no grounds to move the case to a higher court, the Butler Act remained the law of Tennessee until 1968."

 

The USA has had a long and complex history of anti-evolution measures proposed and sometimes passed at the state level.In the 1920's when urbanization was occurring and rural areas felt threatened by the new technology, advancements, and discoveries, they did not want such things introduced into their small towns and traditional ways of life. They did all that they could to prohibit this kind of education from being introduced. 

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1924- First Federal Law Established to Control Pollution from the Oil Industry

1924- First Federal Law Established to Control Pollution from the Oil Industry | Rural Vs. Urban DBQ | Scoop.it

"The federal government established a precedent for combating oil pollution when it passed the Oil Pollution Control Act in 1924. The contamination of water from tanker discharges and seepage problems on land were the primary problems. The former attracted the most attention largely because the polluting of waterways and coastal areas affected commercial fishermen and resort owners...

The Oil Pollution Act of 1924 had inadequate enforcement provisions and dealt only with dumping fuel at sea by oil-burning vessels.

Although the Oil Pollution Act disappointed [US President Herbert] Hoover and the conservationists, it was the first serious attempt to deal with the issue on a national scale."

 

 

Rural areas argue that urbanization in the 1920's was a bad thing, although many good things that benefited us in later years came from urbanization and modernization of the 1920's. 

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1927- First Commercial Wind Turbines Sold to Generate Electricity on Remote Farms

1927- First Commercial Wind Turbines Sold to Generate Electricity on Remote Farms | Rural Vs. Urban DBQ | Scoop.it

Marcellus and Joe Jacobs develop the first commercially available wind turbine for electricity generation.

The brothers knew that many remote farms were unable to electrify without using gasoline generators. Gasoline generators were too costly and inconvienient for many remote farms since gasoline had to be constantly transported in bulk over large distances. As a result, many farms remained unelectrified.

The Jacob brothers created a wind powered turbine based on the design of earlier water pump mills. The design succeeds when they replace the blades of the water pump mills with modern air plane propellers.

In 1927 the Jacobs Wind Electric Company is formed. Between 1927 and 1957 the company sells over 30,000 units.

Throughout the 1930s and 1940s hundreds of thousands of wind-electric systems were in operation around the country with a similar design to the Jacobs turbine

 

 Rural areas argue that urbanization in the 1920's was a bad thing, although many good things that benefited us in later years came from urbanization and modernization of the 1920's.

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