Ku Klux Klan In The Secret Society

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“The most successful terrorist group in the United States for almost 70 years was the Ku Klux Klan. They hated Catholics, Jews, and blacks. They were prone to violence. “-Pete Hamill The KKK is the hooded legend of the past, present, and likely the future of the United States. Their stories of death and destruction across the United States and the midwest have frightened many of color and those of certain backgrounds and delegations for years.The history of the secret organization known as the Ku Klux Klan, goes back to 1865. The Ku Klux Klan began as a social group for Confederate veterans after the end of the civil war. On December 24th of the year 1865, the secret society that would change a nation, was born . What would cause a dysfunctional…show more content…
Their targets were changing as the world changed. Determination of cleansing the world of lower classes allowed the Klan’s ideals to remain in the hearts and minds of some individuals. The extent in which members would go to in order to frighten and maim their fellow man brought confidence to others who wished to change the world in their own way. A new revival began in 1915 when white Protestant activists met to organize a revival of the Ku Klux Klan in Georgia. At this time at the dawning of the century, many white Americans still held the idea “Old South” in their hearts as a dream to happen once more. As well as being inspired by many novels and movies, the tide of hatred was swelling in the hearts of Americans once more. The popular film, “Birth of a Nation,” produced by D.W. Griffith in 1915 as a silent screen epic, was inspired by Thomas Dixon’s novels: “The Leopard’s Spots” and more popular “The Clansman.” Dixon’s novels attempted to rationalize the activities displayed by the Ku Klux Klan. When Griffith decided to portray Dixon’s novels, the white knights were romanticized as heroes and protectors of society.While the Ku Klux Klan’s actions were seen as heroic, the movie often portrayed African American’s actions as barbaric due to them being the villains. African American’s were seen robbing and kidnapping the daughters of respectable white men in the film. The next…show more content…
We study the beginning of America and the movement of settlers into a new land. Then we look at the formation of the United States through the Revolutionary War. But nothing has ever changed this country from the inside as much as the Ku Klux Klan invasion into the country. The Klan’s influence and ability to cause destruction within a society inspired leaders and dictators such as Adolf Hitler. During the height of the Klan’s power and influence, it was doing many things right. It had attracted mass amounts of people with a simple message and used them to complete a secret agenda. Had the KKK continued to find new ways of bringing people to their cause and working to achieve superiority first, they may have caused an unforeseen amount of damage to the United States. Mistakes that were made by the members grew attention to them and caused society to see them as they were. The Ku Klux Klan of the modern day is still alive. It is barely breathing but growing and changing everyday. The hate will live on through the young, but the good people in the world are the key to truly changing the world for the

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