Events In The Movie 'Sacco And Vanzetti'

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This investigation will focus on the question: ‘To what extent does the movie “Sacco and Vanzetti” (by Giuliano Montaldo, 1971) portray what happened in the trial?’ The investigation focuses on the case of the two men (Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti) and the events that eventually led to their executions, which took place in 1927. It also looks at the racism towards immigrants in the United States in the 1920s; additionally it will look at the aftermath of the executions. This investigation will also look at how the political beliefs of the two men may have affected the outcome of the trial. To analyze how far the movie represents the events during the trial of Sacco and Vanzetti, I will look at the incidents that take place in the movie, and compare them to the events that take place in the book written by Bruce Watson: “Sacco and Vanzetti: The Men, The Murders and the Judgment of Mankind” as well as comparing them to the events as they are explained in other secondary sources. Part B. Summary of Evidence The Great War was finally over in 1919 and over 10 million were dead, and this meant that no one else would die in the trenches. Although by then, the Spanish Flu was spreading and would kill fifty to 100 million people before it started declining, making it the worst plague in history, even worse than the Black Death. Under President Wilson the Attorney General of the United States was a man named Mitchell Palmer . He was known for the Palmer Raids he

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