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Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti were 2 normal immigrants it seemed. Sacco was born April 22, 1891. Sacco was a shoemaker born in Torremagglore, Foggia Province, and Rugila Regione. He came to America at the age of 17. Vanzetti was born June 11th, 1888. He was a fishmonger born in Villafalletto, Cuneo Province, and Plemonte Region. He came to America at the age of 20. They met each other in America at a 1917 strike. They both left Italy for the U.S. in 1908. They were followers of luigi Galleani. Galleani was an Italian anarchist who advocated revolutionary violence. Finally, since 1914, they had been identified as suspects in several violent bombings and assassination attempts.
The Sacco and Vanzetti was a tragic case. They both were anarchist and criminals. Sacco was accused of murder and being an accomplice. Vanzetti was accused for theft, robbery, and murder. Next the trials, they both had 2 trials. The first trial began on June 22nd 1920. The prosecution presented several witnesses who put Vanzetti at the scene of the attempted robbery. On July 1st, 1920, the jury deliberated for 5 hours and returned guilty verdicts on both counts. The second trial Sacco and Vanzetti both stood trial in Dedham, Massachusetts for the south Braintree robbery and murders. They were both sentenced death penalty. Sacco and Vanzetti both gave their last court statements and Sacco’s court statement basically said they were getting treated that way because they were Italian.