Furthermore in the Southern states of USA the abolition movement was resented. Plantation owners were unwilling to end slavery because it provided them with a free labour force. Many white Americans had justified slavery by thinking of slaves as racially inferior, as people without human needs, rights or dignity. The legal system had supported these racist views, and the rights of the plantation owners for many years. After 1890 many Southern governments passed a series of laws that set up a system of segregation that would last until the mid-twentieth century.
If the existence of slavery in the South was not the major factor that led to the Civil War, the issue that did lead the South to choosing to secede from the union was whether new states would have slavery or not. 5. After the civil War was over and the slaves were freed, the south enacted The Black Codes to keep African
Background of the problem: * Birth of the clan. * Their mission * Their customs 2. the Klan during the 1900’s: * the early 1900’s * the mid 1900’s * the late 1900’s 3. Putting an end: KKK practice restriction * Laws against the Klan * Does it exist today * How to stop them Conclusion: even though the US declared the KKK practices illegal, there are many people that still practice the horrific things that were once accomplished by the Ku Klux Klan. Jorge Cortes Mrs. Corridon English 1 12/12/2011 Ku Klux Klan: evolution throughout history. Long ago, when the English first sailed to America, they brought blacks from Africa to serve them as slaves.
Many were still forced into combat though. Impressment order, given by the Confederacy called for free African Americans to work for confederate troops mostly for labor, cooking, maintenance, or entertainment. Only, as a last ditch effort does the South begin to enlist Blacks for actual combat with the promise of equal pay, and emancipation but sadly the war ends before Black enlistment in the Confederacy can begin. With the end of war, and the signing of the 13th Amendment, one of America’s
Republican Control of the South - Text Version After the Civil War, the Democratic Party's political control in the South was squashed by the emergence of a Republican majority, fueled by the votes of newly enfranchised African Americans. One plantation manager wrote, "You never saw a people more excited on the subject of politics than are the African Americans of the South." Many of the early African American political leaders were those who were educated before the war, such as Hiram Revels, a Methodist Minister and the first African American elected to the U.S. Senate. Within a few years there were former leaders and enslaved workers at all levels of Southern governing. Many southerners exaggerated that these Black Republicans were controlling the destiny of the South.
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.
This time period was when most of the organizations started to either help blacks into freedom, or to eliminate all their rights. One of the biggest white organizations was and still is, the Ku Klux Klan. This group of white supremacists was founded in Tennessee in 1866. Tennessee is also the first state that passed the first “Jim Crow” segregation law; other southern states did the same. Later in 1890, Mississippi made a poll tax, which most blacks couldn’t afford, so this kept them from voting.
Question: Examine the ideologies behind and the means of “redemption” in the American South between 1865 and 1900. Thesis: Redemption was formed out of a desire to maintain white supremacy and the social order of the south as well as from a need to justify slavery and black inferiority as natural and good. Blacks were re-subjugated through violent attacks, bondage, and denial of legislative rights. “Old habits die hard.” This is expressive of the situation that existed throughout the Southern states of America after the abolition of slavery in 1865. The South had lost the war with the North which began in 1861 because of cessation threats to the Union, and ended in 1865 with the abolition of enslaved labour.
The Reconstruction ended when federal troops withdrew from the South, and it returned to white supremacy rule. Many laws were made against the Southern blacks, who were suppressed by each law. Southern states began to limit the voting right to those who owned property or could read well, to those whose grandfathers had been able to vote, to those with “good characters,” to those who paid poll taxes. In 1896, Louisiana had 130,334 registered black voters. Eight years later, only 1,342, 1 percent, could