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Sacco and Vanzetti. Background. Italian born Immigrated to the U.S. Anarchists As Italian immigrants and anarchists, both adhered to a movement that advocated relentless warfare against a violent and oppressive government . Massachusetts Factory ROBBED.

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Sacco and vanzetti

Sacco and Vanzetti


Background

Background

  • Italian born

  • Immigrated to the U.S.

  • Anarchists

    • As Italian immigrants and anarchists, both adhered to a movement that advocated relentless warfare against a violent and oppressive government.


Massachusetts factory robbed

Massachusetts Factory ROBBED

  • 2 People were murdered in the robbery

  • Sacco and Vanzetti were blamed

  • WHY????

    • Guns were similar

    • Targeted by Nativists

    • Assumed they were both violent


Controversial trial

Controversial Trial

  • Witnesses said that S & V were NOT in the city at the time of the murders

  • Men owned similar guns to the murder weapons

    • BUT: Ballistics evidence said that they WERE NOT the murder weapons


Both men found guilty

BOTH MEN FOUND GUILTY!!!!

  • Jury deliberated for 5 hours

    • Both men found guilty of murder

    • Both men sentenced to death by ELECTRIC CHAIR

    • 6 Appeals


Were they really guilty

Were they really guilty?

  • Research later indicated (1961) that Sacco probably was guilty of the murders and probably had Vanzetti's help in the robbery, although we are not completely sure

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