Braintree, Massachusetts

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  • America during the 1920's

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    cases involving the Red Scare was the Sacco and Vanzetti case. Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti, who were Italian, atheists, conscientious objectors, and radicals, were both accused of the murder of a paymaster and his guard at South Braintree, Massachusetts. They were both holding revolvers and told lies to the judge and court, but the flaws in evidence proved they were not guilty. “Many critics believed that the accused had been found guilty of radicalism rather than murder- that they were

  • The Red Scare: The Case Of Nicola Sacco And Bartolomeo Vanzetti

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    The 1920’s was a time when many immigrants from Europe came to the United States for new opportunities. It estimated around 13 million immigrants entered the United States. Out of those 13 million immigrants, most came from Southern and Eastern Europe. The effect of World War I left many Americans despised the idea of new people coming to their country. This was called the Red Scare, were many Americans believed that these immigrants were bringing ideas towards anarchism and cause a revolution. The

  • Sacco And Bartolomeo Vanzetti Essay

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    not for their “so called” actions. In my opinion, the trial was never properly handled and they should have never been executed or at least not given a real chance to defend themselves. On april 15, 1920 an armed robbery took place in South Braintree, Massachusetts. Two businessmen were moving a $15,000 payroll to different location when an automobile with two men inside showed up, shot them both and drove away. This is where it all starts, Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti are blamed for a crime

  • The Murder And Robbery Of A Shoe Factory

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    In 1920, during the height of the Red Scare, a shoemaker, Nicola Sacco (1891-1927), and a fish peddler, Bartolomeo Vanzetti (1888-1927), were accused of robbing and murdering the paymaster and guard of a shoe company in South Braintree, Massachusetts. Known as anarchists and draft evaders, the accused men faced a hostile judge and a public convinced of their guilt. Despite Sacco 's corroborated testimony that he was at the Italian consulate in Boston at the time of the murder, the two were found

  • Sacco And Vanzetti Essay

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    Sacco and Vanzetti Trial What happens when change meets tradition? When change and tradition meet change is usually met with denial or acceptance. We see this strongly in the 1920’s with things like women's rights and other points of views being viewed as dangerous or inappropriate. Women in more urban areas in the 1920’s were becoming more open and independant and while they accepted this, many people in rural areas saw this as inappropriate. We even see this in the Sacco and Vanzetti trial. Sacco

  • The 1920's: The Plessy V. Ferguson Case

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    the time of the red scare. The Red Scare had begun following the Bolshevik Russian Revolution of 1917; a nationwide fear of communists, socialists and anarchists. The Sacco and Vanzetti case was an extremely controversial murder trial held in Braintree,

  • Life and Achievements of John Hancock Essay

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    John Hancock was born on January 12, 1737 in Braintree, Massachusetts. He was orphaned as a child and then was adopted by a wealthy merchant uncle who was childless. Hancock went to Harvard College for a business education. He graduated Harvard College at the age of 17. He apprenticed to his uncle as a clerk and proved to be honest and capable that in 1760, he was sent on a business mission to England. In England, he witnessed the coronation of King George III and engaged some of the leading

  • Abigail Adams : A Revolutionary Woman

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    Charles W. Akers. Abigail Adams: A Revolutionary Woman. Third ed. New York: Pearson Longman, 2007.            Charles W. Akers’ Abigail Adams: A Revolutionary Woman is written about Abigail Adams whom is the wife to the second president of the United States, John Adams. Abigail begins by describing the role of women during the colonial time when the US only consisted of the 13 colonies. Starting with her birth on November 11, 1744 to her death on October 28, 1818 Abigail describes the role she played

  • Abigail Smith Adams

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    Abigail Smith Adams was born in Weymouth, Massachusetts, on November 11, 1744. She was born to Elizabeth Quincy Smith and Reverend William Smith. Her father, being a reverend, taught her to respect God and help others in any way she could. Schools of this time were only accepting boys at this time and girls were to be instructed at home. Abigail was not satisfied with the limited education so she began the read books from her father’s library. Smith encouraged his daughter to learn. He wanted her

  • Women 's Rights During The American Revolution

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    helped plant the seeds that would start women and men thinking about women 's rights and roles in a country that had been founded on the ideals of equality and independence.Abigail Adams was born Abigail Smith on November 22, 1744, in Weymouth, Massachusetts, a farm community about fifteen miles southeast of Boston. Her family on both sides had lived in the colonies for several generations and was well established in the most influential circles of society. Her father, William Smith, was a Harvard