This event was significant because it was arguably discrimination by the United States justice system. While Sacco and Vanzetti may have been anarchists, there wasn't enough conclusive evidence to justify their sentence. They died by electric chair in 1927 and riots ensued shortly after this. They were tried unfairly and are an example of what not to do in the future when it comes to trials. They were an unfortunate case and they serve to remind America of its flaws and mistakes today.