Primary Source Document – During the 1920’s, America experienced a backlash and fear of Communism called the Red Scare. Two Italian immigrants would be accused of murder and executed by the federal government. Many Americans feel that Sacco and Vanzetti were executed more for their radical political views than the weak circumstantial evidence of the murder trial. No doubt, America experienced a wave a anti-immigrants sentiments by Nativists groups of the era.
Click on the links below to download the primary source excerpt (Vanzetti’s last trial statement) and the box model analysis form.
vanzettis-last-statement – primary source document
box-model-analysis – analysis form