Why Did Support for the Kkk Collapse After 1925?

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Why did support for the KKK collapse after 1925? There were many factors that lead to the collapse of the Ku Klux Klan after 1925.The reborn of the KKK during the 1920s raised national attention and many spoke against it. The Ku Klux Klan was a power group both politically and financially. It was run like a business against Blacks, Catholics and Communists. During the Great Boom in the 20s, farms were industrialising and excess labour that were mainly Blacks and Catholics were moving North. There was a decline in income from membership and without the economic reason of existence, the KKK began to decline. Secondly, there was the scandal surrounding the murder trial of D.C. Stephenson, the grand dragon of Indiana. People started to question the KKK as upholders of law and order, its Christian values were also discredited. After his conviction for murder and rape of a young white school teacher, the KKK declined dramatically in Indiana. There was also law suits for unpaid taxes that raised the question of its moral decline. The KKK gained public intention, but it was not all about praising its belief. Followed the death of the person who is in charge of the KKK publicity, the media questioned its morals and intentions. A wave of physical terror was launched in 1927 that the KKK targeted both blacks and whites for violation of racial norms that led to strong backlash in the media. A series of editorials were published to attack the KKK for its ‘racial and religious intolerance’ Other newspaper also spoke against publicly by referring to them being violent . The resentment towards the immigrants weakened after several laws were passed such as The Espionage Act of 1917 and the Sedition Act of 1918. The Literacy Test in 1917 and The Emergency Quota Act of 1921 were adopted to limit the number of immigrants. This meant that people were less worried about immigrants and
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