Nicola Sacco By: Luis Miguel Barragan Pantoja

Born: Nicola Sacco was born in April 22nd, 1891 in Torremagiore, Italy.

Death: August 23, 1927, Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti were executed in the electric chair.

The electric chair

Quote: "You persecute the people, tyrannize over them and kill them. You try to put a path between us and some other nationality that hate each other. This is why I am here today on this bench for having been the oppressed class"


Impact on History: The Case of of Sacco and Vanzetti caused lots of riots on other Italian immigrants and lots of poets put attention to that.

Biography: He emigrated to the United States when he was seventeen. He found work on a shoe factory in Stoughton, Massachusetts. He met Bartolomeo Vanzetti in an anarchist gathering. The were both opposed to the first WW1. When the war got to the US they emigrated to Mexico. When the war was over, they returned to the US.

Biography: May 1920, Sacco and Bartolomeo were accused of the murders of Frederick Parmenter and Alessandro Berardelli. It was thought that they stole $15,000 from them after shooting them dead. After shooting the 2 mean dead they got into a car with multiple other people in it. Eye witnesses said that the men who killed Frederick Parmenter and Alessandro Berardelli looked Italian and eventually Sacco and Bartolomeo were accused of the murder, and taken to court.

Sacco and Vanzetti court case

Biography: In July 14 1921, Sacco and Vanzetti were sentenced to death for first degree murder by the trial judge. Lots of other Italian immigrants supported Sacco and Vanzetti. Sacco's and Vanzetti's supporters wanted them to live for which there was a lot of riots. Their case took a lot lot of publicity. Lots of artists and poems took notice of the famous case. Eugene Lyons made a book about them called "The Sacco and Vanzetti Case".

A riot over Sacco and Vanzetti

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