Ku Klux Klan Thesis

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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…show more content…
Simmons in Stone Mountain, Georgia, making a huge “cultural civil war” mostly in the 1920s. After World War I the Klan adapted to disliking Jews, Roman Catholics, homosexuals, and different groups of immigrants as well. Klan saw themselves as defenders of old American order from foreigners, modernism, foreign religion and culture. Klansmen as well as women saw them defenders of family values. In November 1922 Hiram Wesley Evans became the leader. During the early 1920s, the Klan helped elect 16 U.S. Senators, many Representatives, local officials, and control 24 of the nation's 48 state legislatures. The Klan grew rapidly and had around four to five million members around the country by the mid-1920 making it one of the powerful political forces. The Klan used violence once again as their reason and considered a hate organization. The Klan was strongest in Indiana and Oregon. The Klan did play an important role in history because soon groups and leaders to rise as the Klan’s

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