The Sacco And Vanzetti Trial

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Out of the Sweet Trial, the Sacco and Vanzetti Trial, and the Scopes Trial the most influential on american society in the 1900’s was the Sacco and Vanzetti Trial. That being because the Sacco and Vanzetti Case had the largest following allowing it to impact the most people, and because it was the longest and most controversial trial leading to it being the most debated. Also for many people the trial symbolized the fight for the equality of ethnic minorities, the poor, and the politically eccentric. Hence for those reasons and more the Sacco and Vanzetti Trial was the most impactful on American society.

By way of example in the case of the Sacco and Vanzetti Trial being the most influential due to it having the largest amount of supporters
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For instance the day of the crime both Sacco and Vanzetti had alibis that were confirmed by many people, and yet the word of witnesses who at the time were far away, only saw the suspects for a few seconds, and were only able to supply vague characteristics of the accused were believed instead. Not only this but the english of Sacco, Vanzetti and all italian witnesses was often so broken that a translator had to come in causing many misunderstandings and wrongful statements, furthering the bias the italian immigrants already faced. Furthermore aside from witness evidence ballistics evidence was supplied to prove the guns used in the crime were that of Sacco and Vanzetti. The evidence supplied was proved and disproved so many times that in a normal case it would have been omitted. In fact at one point there was suspicions that the ballistics evidence had been tampered with by the jurors. And while the Sweet Trail had conflicting evidence namely the witness statements it was not nearly to the degree at which the Sacco and Vanzetti Trial was. Also in the case of the Scopes trial there was no question on whether a law had been broken only if the law was just. On the whole all of these examples of inadequate and controversial evidence go to show that of the three cases the Sacco and Vanzetti Trial was the most …show more content…
The case incited ample literary output that showcased the parochialism and injustice of the time and of the case. For example Harvard law professor Felix Frankfurter who later became a Supreme Court justice argued for Sacco and Vanzetti’s innocence in a broadly viewed Atlantic Monthly article that Frankfurter later published as a book. Not only this but when Edna St. Vincent Millay an extremely popular poet was arrested while picketing at the State House she took that time to plead her thoughts to the governor and try to convince him in person. Additionally many other influential people wrote to the governor of the time Alvan Fuller or signed petitions including Albert Einstein, George Bernard Shaw and H. G. Wells in defence of Sacco and Vanzetti. In fact it got to the point where a bomb thought to be the work of supporting anarchists demolished the home of Samuel Johnson, the brother of the man whose call to the police led to the arrest of Sacco and Vanzetti's. Not only that but the Industrial Workers of the World called for a three-day national strike to challenge the pending

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