The Ku Klux Klan also known as just “The Klan” or “Hooded order”. This was an racist suprimistest group. This group of white men was founded in 1860.The gang extended to every southern state by 1870 and became bigger for white resistance and they hate the republican party. They didn’t like the Republican Party era policies because it aimed for establishing political and economic equality for blacks. The members soon thought of an intimidation scare tactic by dressing in all white to be seen as ghost.
Despite all of the secrecy the six KKK members initiated new members to join their social club. (Ingalls, 9) The Klan now started to spread across Tennessee. At first the Klan used tricks to keep blacks "in their place". At first, the Klan would ride around on horses, and with their white robes, and white pointed masks, try to scare blacks. They would try to act like ghost with their white uniforms.
History shows that the failure to embrace differences can lead to horrific wars and unrest. An example of a time when a group of common people used racism to connect is America’s Ku Klux Klan. Although the Ku Klux Klan has become less of an issue over the years, it is still existent and has the potential to expand. The Ku Klux Klan was established shortly after the American Civil War in 1866 and was prevalent in most southern states by 1870. The group was driven by violence and racism to combat the post war equality legislature that was beginning to pass in Congress.
The Ku Klux Klan: Acting Out of Hate in Secrecy The Ku Klux Klan is classified as a hate group who in their three summits in history forced blacks and other ethnic groups to live in fear that they did not deserve. The Ku Klux Klan is an extreme racist group founded in 1866 in Pulaski, Tennessee by six former Confederate veterans. The first two words in the name come from the Greek word “kyklos” meaning “circle.” The KKK used to be known as just the Klan or the Hooded Order. The group was formed due to the white Southern resistance to the Republican Party’s newly established policies for the economic equality for blacks; main beliefs of the group included white supremacy, white nationalism, and anti-immigration. The KKK met at a convention, the “Invisible Empire of the South,” in 1867.
Southern state legislatures soon passed laws designed to maintain black superiority. These laws were known as “black codes,” which limited the newly freed slaves, making them second-class citizens. Angry congressional republicans passed the Reconstruction Act of 1867, defeating these “black codes,” and giving blacks the right to vote. With this jeopardizing whites’ superiority, Klan leaders held a secret meeting in Nashville, Tennessee. At this ti... ... middle of paper ... ...a, the Klan attracts attention by teaching white supremacy and superiority.
Many feared that the KKK was too violent, General Meade was in charge of suppressing their power according to the Memphis Daily Avalanches' article "The Military and the Southern Secret Societies". Raids... ... middle of paper ... ...emacy of the white race" and in this time period membership skyrocketed and the beliefs that they had were often tolerated (Carnes 106). Soon the KKK would once again disband at the hands of the great depression and all the financial problems that came with it. The civil rights movement also dealt yet another crushing blow to what was left of the KKK. The KKK didn’t limit their intolerance to only African Americans.
The Ku Klux Klan, was an extremist group that formed during the 1800’s. They used torture to gain power, especially in the South. They were a group of white men that shared the same political views and goals. They formed between December of 1865, and the Summer of 1866 in Pulaski Tennessee. Their original idea was to be a brotherhood, but that quickly changed.
‘’A Ku Klux Klan threat’’ Even before the 1920’s started white people have always been aggressive to the African American, but never to the point of aggression as in the 1920’s happened. In the 1920s a group of man got together and decided to do a group called the Ku Klux Klan and their main point was to stop the African American be respected by others or even gain their rights. At first the group started as just the man who got together in the group but over time they got many power and is when they revived and came with full potential. At the time many African Americans were killed and humiliated by the Ku Klux Klan and sometimes the white people joined them or just thought that what the Ku Klux Klan did was right because they saw the African American as ‘’less’’. There are much evidence that the members left there are pictures, letters, notice notes and many more things that somehow explain you what and how they threatened the African American.
After the Civil War ended in 1865, the Northern Republicans decided to start Reconstruction in the South by implementing the morals of the North. The North’s actions outraged the South so the South decided to use violence to oppose the changes. The Klu Klux Klan, also known as the KKK, was an American terrorist group that was against Reconstruction and was considered to be the Democrat’s unofficial wing. The KKK was the main group that carried out the violent acts against blacks and supporters of Reconstruction. Eric Foner constructs a convincing argument of why Reconstruction ended through his evidence of Democratic violence against Republicans and legislative and political opposition to Reconstruction.
Eventually, Reconstruction was ended, in part because of compromises made in the disputed presidential election of 1876. (Lutz & Lutz, 2005) From 1967 and 1968 to the beginning of the 1990s, terrorism in the world was characterized by the appearance of large numbers of groups of leftist... ... middle of paper ... ...l organization for ex-confederates in Pulaski, Tennessee. They spread very rapidly through the south and even got such nicknames as the "Invisible Empire". The Klan has been involved in countless incidents of human rights violations, although blacks have typically been the Klan's main target, it also has assaulted Jews, immigrants, homosexuals and Catholics over the years. It is true that racism still exists in the United States, but there will always be men and women of every color fighting against groups like the KKK.