History: USA 1910-1929*

HideShow resource information
  • Created by: ellie
  • Created on: 04-04-13 17:21

The Sacco and Vanzetti Case.

The Evidence in their defence

·         Evidence from the 61 prosecution witnesses often disagreed in important details. Some witnesses had changed their stories by the time the trial started

·         107 people confirmed to two men’s alibi. However, many of these were recently arrived Italian immigrants whose English was poor.

·         Several other men confessed to the crime

·         The two men said they lied because they feared that they would be discriminated against because of their support for anarchism

·         Vanzetti refused to take the stand because panicked that his political activities would be the major focus and that he would be found guilty of these rather than the murder.

1 of 1


No comments have yet been made

Similar History resources:

See all History resources »See all The USA - twentieth century change resources »