How Did The Ku Klux Klan Cause Discrimination In The 1920s

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The Ku Klux Klan in the 1860s was a racist group towards African Americans. They set out to kill and harass African Americans. The Ku Klux Klan was only in the South at this time because slavery was legal there and very common. Since it was only in the South and only hated one race it did not last very long or spread through the country as much as the 1920s due to the restricted area were racism was legal. The Ku Klux Klan was reinvented in the United States in the 1920s. This time the Ku Klux Klan spread throughout all of the United States. They spread throughout the United States this time because of less strict laws against racism, more races were hated, and The Birth of a Nation. Laws made it easier for the Ku Klux Klan to grow because with laws going against African Americans it made it easier for the klan. They also hated all races other than white. With more races being hated if you liked blacks but not mexicans you could now be part of the Ku Klux…show more content…
They would lynch or harass African Americans if they felt like it. They would make them carry a slip of paper that was similar to an ID. This was to give the Ku Klux Klan a reason to harass African Americans. This was worse in the 1870s because of slavery ending. If you kill someone's slave they were going to be mad because slaves were property and you killed one of their slaves you were killing their property. This would be taking money from the owners. This restricted who they would harass or kill. In the North they did not believe in slavery or racism so the Ku Klux Klan would be more common in the South and would not thrive as much in the North because of the stricter laws in the north versus the South. Once slavery ended the Ku Klux Klan had nothing to stop them from killing African Americans. They became a resemblance of the police but only to harass african Americans. They did this through
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