Part 7 recalls the 1925 Scopes “Monkey” Trial of John T. Scopes, a Tennessee high-school teacher who taught evolution in defiance of the Butler Act. The courtroom was the stage for legal powerhouses Clarrence Darrow and William Jennings Bryan.
Part 3 examines the letter sent by Albert Einstein to FDR in the summer of 1939 informing the president of the possibility of nuclear weapons and asking him to begin the research and development of new weapons based on nuclear chain reactions.
Debut: A 10-part series examining pivotal events that reshaped American history. Part 1 recalls the Battle of Antietam, the costly Civil War conflict fought on September 17, 1862, that allowed Lincoln to issue the Emancipation Proclamation.