Ku Klux Klan Essay

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On the day of April 12, 1861 the American Civil War started between Americans of the north and south for the issue about slavery. The north won on April 9, 1865 allowing African-Americans to vote and was a huge advantage for the radical republicans. Republican’s plan was to destroy white power and replace it with an equal power for African-American and whites. Congress made the Freedmen's Bureau on March 3, 1865 which protected the interests of former slaves. This roused a major issue, mostly from the white southerners who supported slavery, causing to creation of a group called the Knights of Ku Klux Klan (KKKK), or the "Invisible Empire of the South" in 1867, who strongly supported the Democrats and threaten African- Americans of their rights making a “cultural civil war” around the 1920s. The KKK is the best known hate groups of all time. The first Klan started out as a secret club ran by six young and bored former Confederate Army veterans but more white people of all classes began to join with the famous Confederate cavalry leader General Nathan Bedford Forrest as their first Grand Wizard of the Empire. After a year of reconstruction of America the Ku Klux Klan, used the Greek word "kyklos," meaning circle, was created in Pulaski, Tennessee on May. Over time there were more than 40 different KKK headquarters around the United States and was considered a Christian terrorist organization. Members disguised themselves with a sheet covering their bodies, white masks and pointed headgear that represented their different ranks. Each KKK had an individual Den consisting of around 5,000 Ghouls (members) and their leader was called the Grand Cyclops. The Klan’s activities were riding on horses at night with their costume on and were completely innocent. Their acts were harmless but soon they became interested in terrorizing the Blacks and were responsible for many

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