?The Scopes Monkey Trial resulted in a guilty verdict for John T. Scopes for violating Tennessee’s Butler Act, which prohibited the teaching of evolution.
He was fined $100. The conviction was later overturned on a technicality, but the Butler Act remained on the books until 1967, when it was ruled unconstitutional in a separate case.
In the 1930s, this trial set a precedent by ruling that a state law could restrict the teaching of evolution, which was later held to be unconstitutional. The result of the trial was that laws restricting the teaching of evolution were removed from the books.