The KKK were terrifying to many people in the 1920s & 1930s, the Klan were feared for many reasons, some of those were, they campaigned against immigrants such as blacks, Jews, and Catholics. Also the look of the KKK made them feared; they wore white robes and white conical hats which covered their faces. The Klan was also feared for the extrajudicial executions, or also known as lynching, on their victims. The Klan was also extremely powerful as well. They claimed to be a patriotic organisation trying to protect ‘American way of life’ devoted to ‘100% Americansim’.
Louis Riel and his Métis followers felt threatened by Thomas Scott, an Irish Protestant who was against Métis and Roman Catholics being involved with the Government. He began to spread his views in the Red River. Angered and scared, with Riel’s approval, the Provisional Government arrested Thomas Scott and executed him by firing squad. Both men were hated by many people and were in danger of getting killed. Martin Luther King gave many speeches about racism and how people should not be judged by the colour of their skin, but on the basis of their character.
These tactics left the United States not only covered with blood, but scarred with imaginary lines. Abolitionism transformed this country and changed life for many of the day. Abolitionists used legislation to their advantage. This is evident from the early beginnings of this nation. From the Declaration of Independence, to the Missouri Compromise, to the Compromise of 1850, those dedicated to ending slavery tried their best to make sure that slavery did not spread any farther than it already had.
Film Summary Reconstruction Reconstruction was America’s first experiment in interracial democracy for men. It tested the central philosophies and traditions of America’s society and institutions. The civil war entailed a dramatic expansion of roles and responsibilities of the central government that resulted in the ratification of the Thirteenth, Fourteenth, and Fifteenth Amendments to the constitution. These amendments made involuntary servitude a federal crime. That created a new federal dimension of citizenship for all Americans, and sought to guarantee universal male suffrage.
History Controlled Assessment. Why has 9/11 had a lasting significance on the fight against terrorism? In the past we have always had a problem with terrorism; There have been bombings in many different countries like Kenya, Beirut, Lebanon, Iran and Tanzania. These bombings happened because the US positioned troops out in the countries near holy sites and embassies for protection but some people didn’t like it, like Osama Bin Laden, and decided to act on it resulting in the attack of 911. Another act of terrorism was the ‘Klu Klux Klan’ who were a group of white people who did not agree with the slave trade being abolished so they would commit crimes (like burning down buildings and rioting) and would harm people who agreed with slaves being freed.
A description on the activities of the Ku Klux Klan Ku Klux Klan had kept extremely busy throughout the latter part of United States History. However, the Ku Klux Klan was not established until after the end of the United States Civil War in which the South was badly damaged by the Reconstruction. It had created a lot of frustration and anger within the South. For that, many White Southerners had taken their anger and frustration upon the Blacks. They wanted to maintain White control and supremacy while oppressing the Blacks.
The Ku Klux Klan (KKK) is perhaps the most well known of all the hate groups in the United States of America. Many Americans can recognize the Ku Klux Klan by the unmistakable KKK symbols, the burning cross, and the robes and hoods they wear. The Ku Klux Klan’s goal is to maintain the supremacy of the white race over Black Americans, Jews, Catholics, homosexuals, and non-white immigrants. The Ku Klux Klan’s slogan states that, “We must secure the existence of our people and a future for white children”. This is quite similar to how the Party’s leaders emphasized the slogan, “Big Brother is Watching You”.
Racism has always been a problem in this world and in the United States. When I think of racism in the States the first thing that comes to mind is the mistreatment of blacks by whites. Through all of the history classes I have taken in my life I have learned about slavery, segregation, and the Jim Crow laws among other things, all of which were practiced and enforced by white people in America. Perhaps it is this perception of America’s past that has caused many to ignorantly believe that only white people are capable of racism. This could not be further from the truth.
Some of these groups and people included ‘Malcolm X’, Rosa Parks, and ‘The Black Panthers’. Malcolm X saw King’s campaign as trying to persuade the African American citizens to forget the days of slavery, and forget what the white men had done to their people. His stance was passive/aggressive and wanted equality by any means, including violence. Malcolm X was assassinated by a white supremacist during a speech and died of bullet wounds. Also, ‘The Black Panthers’ were a very violent group and saw King’s campaign as time consuming and feared it being forgotten in the process.
Most of the Americans said that the United States should not accept any Syrian refugees into the country in the wake of the recent terrorist attacks in Paris, siding with many Republican lawmakers and against the White House on the issue. ("Most Americans Don’t Want U.S. to Accept Any Syrian Refugees: Poll." )But according to the demographics, countries like Germany, for instance, has a rapidly aging population so they are prone to welcome foreigners. ("This Map Helps Explain Why Some European Countries Reject Refugees, and Others Love Them.") However, one of the displeasing fact that happened after accepting the refugees was that the vast majority of sexual offenses were committed by men who were the majority of recent refugees arriving in Germany.