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  • Sacco And Vanzetti Like Many Other Anarchists
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    Routhier 1 Sacco and Vanzetti In May of 1920, Italian anarchists- Sacco and Vanzetti, were charged and tried for the murders of a paymaster and guard at a South Braintree shoe factory. After being found guilty and put to death, questions quickly erupted from the public. It is the belief of many, including myself, is that one or neither of these men were guilty. The trial was unjust and the judge was bias and lead the jury toward a conviction! These men were prosecuted without a proper chance to ...
  • Sacco And Vanzetti
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    SACCO AND VANZETTI Sacco and Vanzetti were victims of the short-lived Red Scare, which was the United States' fear of the growing power of Communists, or Reds. When a factory paymaster was robbed and murdered along with his guard, Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti were arrested after witnesses described the murderers as being Italian. Sacco was a shoemaker and Vanzetti was a fish peddler. Despite the fact that they had alibis and that there was only circumstantial evidence against them, they ...
  • Parmenter And Beradelli
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    SACCO & VANZETTI The Sacco and Vanzetti Case was an extremely controversial murder trial held in Massachusetts from 1921-1927. The two defendants were Nicola Sacco who was a shoemaker, and Bartolomeo Vanzetti, a self-employed fish-peddler. While both men did want to earn a living, neither of them seem to have been overly preoccupied with achieving wealth. They were generous, and just wanted, as Vanzetti said, 'a little land to grow, a roof, some books. ' Neither of the men had any kind of prior ...
  • Sacco And Vanzetti Trial
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    In 1920, for the first time, the United States census revealed that more Americans lived in cities than in rural areas. This fact speaks to a dramatic cultural shift that had taken place. The older ethnically homogeneous white Anglo-Saxon Protestant (WASP) culture, characterized by their traditional religion and farm life fell into decline. Overtaking its influence was a new, secular, urban mass culture rooted among diverse ethnic groups. It was a culture that provided more opportunity for equal...
  • Charge Of The Sacco And Vanzetti Defense
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    Sacco-Vanzetti Trial: 1921 This is the story of two men, Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo "Bart the Beard" Vanzetti, and how the State of Massachusetts indicted them with murder one and executed them only for being Anarchist Italian immigrants. To understand why these men were discriminated against and made the scapegoats for a murder you must first understand what was going on in the North Eastern United States at the time. Italian people were immigrating to the United States in increasing numbers i...
  • Judge In The Sacco And Vanzetti Case
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    The Fourteenth Amendment of the United States Constitution, which was ratified in 1868, granted freedom to all United States citizens; even those who were naturalized (immigrants). Section 1. All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subjects to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the state wherein they reside. No state shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any stat...
  • Arrest And Trial Of Sacco And Vanzetti
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    Tainted Justice: The Trial of Sacco and Vanzetti Beneath the surface of economic prosperity and social liberation, America in the 1920's was a place of great fear, distrust, and prejudice. The Russian Revolution of 1917 had heightened anxieties about global Socialist movements, and any political ideology which strayed from good old-fashioned white-Protestant patriotism was met with suspicion and often hostility. This "Red Scare" resulted in violations of the civil rights of many immigrants and o...
  • Sacco And Vanzetti Case
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    Law never made men a whit more just; and, by means of their respect for it, even the well-disposed are daily made the agents of injustice. Thoreau [Abstract] Although anarchism had long been publicly reviled in the United States and particularly since the assassination of President McKinley in 1901 by a self-proclaimed anarchist, and although Emma Goldman and Alexander Berkman had been expelled from the country in 1919, a number of prominent American writers took up the cause of two Italian anar...
  • Sacco And Vanzetti
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    Were Sacco and Vanzetti convicted and eventually executed because of popular beliefs about anarchy? The majority of the evidence on Sacco and Vanzetti points to the fact that they did not receive a fair trial, but why is that? Many people of the time feel that can be attributed to the fact that both of the men were Italian immigrants. While this may have aided the feeling of hated that was already preeminent at the trial. It was not however the main reason that the two men were not given their f...

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