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Day twoppt


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Day twoppt

  1. 1. The Sacco-Vanzetti Case
  2. 2. The Scene <ul><li>April 15, 1920 </li></ul><ul><li>South Braintree, Massachusetts </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Slater & Morrill Shoe Company </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Two men shoot and kill two workers and rob the company of its $15,000 payroll </li></ul>
  3. 3. The Suspects <ul><li>Nicola Sacco </li></ul><ul><li>Bartolomeo Vanzetti </li></ul>
  4. 4. The Suspects <ul><li>Nicola Sacco </li></ul><ul><li>Bartolomeo Vanzetti </li></ul><ul><li>Fish peddler </li></ul><ul><li>Born in Villafalletto, Italy to peasant landowners </li></ul><ul><li>Lonely private life </li></ul><ul><li>Anarchist, “radical to be watched” </li></ul><ul><li>Shoemaker </li></ul><ul><li>Born in Torremaggiore, Italy to peasant landowners </li></ul><ul><li>Husband and Father of Two children </li></ul><ul><li>Anarchist, considered a “radical to be watched” </li></ul>
  5. 5. The Trial <ul><li>July 14, 1921—Sacco and Vanzetti were found guilty by the jury </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Judge sentenced them to death </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Defense lawyers tried to appeal the verdict for six years but were denied every time </li></ul><ul><li>While pleading their innocence both men were executed on in August 1927. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Were they given a fair trial? <ul><li>In class: Read pages 416-417 </li></ul><ul><li>Tonight: Research the case and bring your findings to class tomorrow </li></ul>