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Sacco and Vanzetti
Transcript of Sacco and Vanzetti
In 1920, in Boston, two men rob rob a factory and killed employers to escape. Three weeks later, Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti, fell into a police trap that had been set for a suspect in the Boston crime. Originally not under
suspicion, both men were carrying guns at the time of their arrest and when questioned by the authorities they lied. So Sacco and Vanzetti started to be suspects of the Boston incident and were arrested for armed robbery and murder in 1920. People in America knew that they were immigrants and anarchist, so after a few weeks, the trial changed its accusation and Sacco and Vanzetti started to be accused about the political beliefs. The judge at the trial had flimsy evidence and couldn't prove, neither the robbery, or the murder, but he established that the two Italian immigrants must be punished because they were "The enemy of the American institutions". The judge also, referred to Sacco and Vanzetti as, "Two anarchist bastards". It was clearly that Sacco and Vanzetti were unjustly accused, of a crime that they didnt commit. The Americans wanted them dead, anyway, because of their ideas and social position.
In 1927 Sacco and Vanzetti were finally executed and sent to the electric chair. A lot of protest, not only in U.S.A, but also around the world, emerged when the two Italians died.
Setting in place
- Sacco and Vanzetti were two Italian immigrants, that were anarchist, that lived in U.S.A, in the 1920s. By the 1920s, U.S.A was passing through a huge economic boom, that gave labor opportunities to most of the American population, and also to immigrants. The U.S.A citizens, as many immigrants were coming from different countries, with different cultures and political ideas, wanted to regulate the incoming of them, and didn't like them at all. They were afraid, because they thought that they might change the political ideas of the country, (anarchism), and economic orientation that the country had. Thats why they discriminated them a lot and considered them inferior to the main American citizen.