Sacco and Vanzetti case - 1 Sacco and Vanzetti Case Nicola...

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1Sacco and Vanzetti CaseNicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti were two Italian men who were accused with murder and robbery. They were accused and convicted even though the court did not have any evidence leading to their guilt. In July of 1921, Sacco and Vanzetti were found guilty and sentenced to death. In August of 1927, they were executed. The execution became public and everyone knew that Sacco and Vanzetti were going to be executed. (D’Attilio)The robbery of a shoe factory took place April 15, 1920 at South Braintree, Massachusetts. Two Italian men murdered a paymaster and a security guard. The two men who murdered the paymaster and security guard also stole about fifteen thousand dollars from the store. The authorities investigated Sacco and Vanzetti because coincidentally Sacco and Vanzetti were present during that time and they were both Italian men. During the investigation, the officers asked several questions to Sacco and Vanzetti. Sacco and Vanzetti lied to the officers. Supposedly, Vanzetti had a gun and he had a criminal charge before he was pressed with the murder charges. (D’Attilio)The execution of Sacco and Vanzetti became a serious execution amongst the many immigrants who were trying to come to the United States. Sacco and Vanzetti became very important symbolic figures of men who were executed because they sacrificed their lives for the rights of the immigrants coming from other countries.On April 9, 1927, after all the recourse in the Massachusetts courts had failed, Sacco and Vanzetti were sentenced to death. By then the dignity and words of the two men had turned them into powerful symbols of social justice for many throughout the world.Public agitation on their behalf by radicals, workers, immigrants, and Italians had becomeinternational in scope. (D’Attilio)
2Robert D’ Attilio is correct when he described Sacco and Vanzetti as “powerful symbols of socialjustice for many throughout the world.” That description by Robert D’Attilio says much about the two men because they were executed even if they were not proven guilty. Sacco and Vanzetti were practically stolen from their innocence in their case. Their case brought all kinds of protesting amongst many large cities such as Paris and Buenos Aires. Many of the immigrants in those countries protested as much as they needed to, to bring it to the court that the trial was unfair. The protesting became an accomplished protest but, clemency was not granted to them.

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