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- The Ku Klux Klan is one of America s oldest and most feared groups. Motivated by the dream of a world with only one race, the KKK uses violence and moves above the law to support their cause. They have been in the shadows for over 130 years and continue to succeed in America s society today.
- The Klan became an illegal group committed to destroying the Reconstruction governments everywhere from the Carolinas to Arkansas. Wearing robes or sheets and masks with pointed hoods, the Klansmen terrorized public officials in order to drive them from office and blacks in general to stop them from voting.
- The occupation by Union troops in the former Confederate states led to the development of the Ku Klux Klan. During the Reconstruction, the process of rebuilding that followed the Civil War, white supremacy reigned supreme in the Southern states (Trelease xxviii).
- Despite the civil rights amendments being passed over 40 years ago, racism continues to thrive in America. A good example of this is the southern-based organization called the Ku Klux Klan. Immediately following the Civil War, this group came about during the Reconstruction Era.
- The Ku Klux Klan, or KKK as known today, was started in the spring of 1866. Six Confederate veterans formed a social club in Pulaski, Tennessee. This KKK only lasted a short six years, but left tactics and rituals that later started in generations. (Ingalls,
- The Ku Klux Klan’s long history of violence grew out of the resentment and hatred many white Southerners felt in the aftermath of the Civil War. Blacks, having won the struggle for freedom from slavery, were now faced with a new struggle against widespread racism and the terrorism brought about by the Ku Klux Klan.
- The History of the Ku Klux KlanThe Ku Klux Klan (KKK) is one of America’s oldest and most feared groups.Driven by the dream of a world with only one master race, the KKK often usesviolence and moves above the law to promote their cause. They didn’t start ofviolent, or to promote white supremacy.
- "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness" – Thomas Jefferson (Cultural Racism 1)
- The Knights of the Ku Klux Klan came into existence at the end of the War Between the States, during the period ?Black Reconstruction.? Nathan Bedford Forest is the man who led the first Klan in 1867. During this period, most white people had lost their right to vote and illiterate blacks, with no history of civilized government, became the mass of the voting population.
- When asked the question “Did Reconstruction change the South for African Americans?” I thought long and hard. I realized what a great revolution had taken place for the entire black race, to be coming out of slavery and slowly but surely things were happening.
- ??Everybody jumped on him, and beat him senseless? Everybody was hitting him or kicking him. One guy was kicking at his spine. Another guy was hitting him on the side of his face? he was unconscious. He was bleeding. Everybody had blood on their forearms.
- All major societies throughout our world’s history have experienced periods of major change. Tension inevitably arises as a result of the new environments in which the people live. Our country is no exception, especially through the era known as the Roaring Twenties.
- After the end of the civil war a new era of American History was born, ?The Reconstruction? period. During this time many American citizens were beginning to realize their newly won freedom, however there were groups that arose out of the former Confederacy that attempted to stop any progress.
- The KKK is a movement that has been very controversial since the Civil War. The Klan as they call themselves was created as a result of the occupation of Federal troops in the South. The KKK’s purpose at the time was to provide the people of the south with the leadership to bring back the values of Western Civilization that was taken from them.
- From the early years of American civilization, a racial tension has existed between Whites and African Americans. These feelings of hatred are most likely rooted in the practice of slavery in the 1800?s. Many extremist groups have been formed, holding strong opinions regarding these racial issues.
- For my mid term report I decided to write about the history of the Ku Klux Klan, called in many cases KKK for short. When reading over the material we covered I found that I didn t really know that much information about the KKK and also that I didn t know or understand why they were formed or why they are still together today.
- The Ku Klux Klan (KKK) is one of America’s oldest and most feared groups. Driven by the dream of a world with only one master race, the KKK often uses violence and moves above the law to promote their cause. They didn’t start of violent, or to promote white supremacy.
- The Ku Klux Klan and other intimidators like the Louisiana Knights of the White Camellia, spread rapidly throughout the south as an answer to radical reconstruction. Nathan Bedford Forest formed the Ku-Klux-Klan in Tennessee during 1866. Forest, a former Confederate general and slave trader, was the Ku-Klux-Klan s first Imperial Wizard.
- In the southern states of the USA, the era known as the “Reconstruction” period created a tension , a fear and total hate for the black race among many white people. This event was the result of the primitive version of constitutional equality of the African-American race at the end of the Civil War.
- America isn t a very open minded country in general. They have a “my way or no way” attitude, and it shows in examples like the Ku Klux Klan. The Klan itself was based on ignorance and bigotry. They established the Klan because they were bored, but little did they know how much their small club would impact American history.