Antievolutionism in the United States can be divided into three periods. During the first, antievolutionists worked to pass legislation that would eliminate evolution from the classroom and textbooks. When laws restricting the teaching of evolution were eventually struck down, creation science developed, bringing about the second major period of American antievolutionism. These two periods are the subject of the next chapter. When laws promoting equal time for creation science were eventually struck down, antievolution forces regrouped under a diverse set of schemes, including various repackagings of creation science as well as some new offerings. Chapter 6 will describe these changes.
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