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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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    Sacco And Vanzetti Essay

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    15 April 2017 Sacco and Vanzetti Shortly after World War 1, the United States was soon gripped with a massive fear of communists, foreigners, and anything that wasn’t American. This fear was taken out on anyone who was in America that wasn’t American. One key example of this was the lives of Sacco and Vanzetti. These two men moved to America before World War 1 had begun. Due to the fact that Sacco and Vanzetti were both Italian immigrants, and were convicted of their crime during a time of…

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    The question of whether or not Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti received a fair trial is still in dispute today. Many people during the time of the case believed that the men were “executed on murder based on doubtful ballistic evidence” because of the hostility towards immigrants due to the Red Scare and World War 1 (“Perfect Suspects, Unfair Trials”). The evidence provided during the trial showed that the men were found guilty due to the fact that they were in anarchist groups and were…

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    Boston Marathon Bombings

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    Throughout American History we have seen the multiple opinions people can have on immigrants. Whether they are Irish, Russians, Africans, or Southern Europeans, Americans have found reason to stray away from being friendly to their new countrymen, at first. This is seen vividly in the case of Sacco and Vanzetti, two Italian immigrants who were charged and convicted of robbery and murder. The contributing social reasons these men were convicted in American society were Sacco and Vanzetti’s…

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    The Sacco-Vanzetti Case

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    This lead to the racist treatment of particularly foreign radicals in the United States, most recognizably in the Sacco-Vanzetti case. The details of the case follow, “Neither fingerprints nor possession of stolen money linked either to the crime. In the atmosphere of anti-radical and anti-immigrant fervor, however, their conviction was a certainty. ‘I have suffered,’ Vanzetti wrote from prison, ‘for things that I am guilty of. I am suffering because I am a radical and indeed I am a radical; I…

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    Causes And Effects Of Prohibition In The 1920s

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    Two of them were the scopes trial and the sacco-vanzetti trial. The Scopes trail came about when John scopes of Dayton, Tennessee admitted to teacher the Theory of Evolution. He, as a high School biology teacher, believed that he could not teach biology without teaching evolution. His trial began on July 10, 1925. When his trial was over with, he was found guilty but only had a one hundred dollar fine and received no jail time. Six days later after eating a very large meal, John Scopes died in…

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    The Scottsboro Case

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    After Reconstruction capital punishment became a more popular in the United States, and it was not just against the poor or African Americans. Some court cases can define an era in time and solidify beliefs about the public and the people who are sentenced. Bartolomeo Vanzetti and Nicola Sacco “committed” a crime of robbery and murder and became sentenced in July 1921 and found guilty on all accounts. With the end of World War One came about a feeling of unrest in the United States, and most of…

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    The 1920’s The 1920’s was a time of great change and differences. The people of the United States were just getting over their problems from the First World War, and all the German-American immigrants were not helping them one bit. The 1920’s was an era full of xenophobia and prejudice, especially in the areas of The Red Scare, The Immigration Restriction Act, the Sacco and Vanzetti trial, the country’s immigration hysteria, and the theory of Eugenics. The Red Scare came to be due to the…

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    Sacco and Vanzetti: Ballistic Fingerprinting The 1920’s or the roaring twenties as it is commonly referred to, ushered in an era of gangsters, flapper dresses, the post war red scare, and one of the most politically charged trials of the decade (Newby, 2007). During this period in American history there were high tensions of racial, ethnic, and political intolerance. The backlash of said intolerance bore fear in the hearts of many; living in fear of being labeled a communist. The era saw an…

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    Poor Europeans who came over to the United States to escape persecution, discrimination and economic hardships soon found themselves in a foreign country with similar prejudices against them along with low paying jobs. Communism and socialism, a threat to rich Americans, mainly white Anglo-Saxons, was the best chance for immigrants (Roman Catholics, Eastern Europeans, etc.) and minorities at a better life in America. At this time in history, labor strikes – at least in the eyes of American…

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