What the kkk was doing was main reason why the north got distracted from the reconstruction and how the south had the biggest part in killing the reconstruction. During the efforts of the reconstruction a lot of the south was trying to reject them and it was working. There were mainly two southern groups: the scalawags who supported the reconstruction and the Ku Klux Klan who really hated the idea of the reconstruction and equal rights. (Hook Exercise) The KKK was basically a terrorist group who when around killing congressmen who were for the reconstruction and equal rights. “He was foully murdered by the Ku Klux in the Grand Jury room of the court House.”(Doc A). The KKK also had first class men in their group People like Lawyers, Doctors, and government officials. “ Some are first class men in our town” (Doc B). The North was distracted from the reconstruction by corrupt Officials in grants Administration. Those members of the KKK that were lawyers and stuff were the corruption in grants administration. The south had a lot to do with killing the reconstruction. All but three of the southern states refused help from the reconstruction (Background 505). So the south really did not like the reconstruction and hated the idea of having african americans as equals.
While the Ku Klux Klan of the 1860s and of the 1920s had certain similarities and differences, these groups represent a particular American virtue: intolerance. In my opinion, this intolerance promoted the formation of the Klan. Camouflaging these hateful and violent crimes and righteous intentions is ignorant and prevents progress. Change is what molds a country into a better one. While I feel as though the United States today is a large accomplishment in terms of progression, I believe that the Klan was an unnecessary feature toward the improvement of our country and American
The KKK got its name from the Greek word Kuklos which means circle (Klu Klux Klan in the Reconstruction Era). The KKK was formed after the federal government withdrew from the south and the Jim crow Laws were put into place (Southern Poverty Law Center). The KKK had a primary goal was to defeat the Republican Party and keep blacks from gaining rights a freedom. The Northerners were disgusted by the KKK’s violence. Therefore, they gave their support towards the 15th amendment which gave all black men the right to vote and the First Reconstruction Act of 1867 (American Experience). By 1868, the KKK grew in size and strength. They evolved into “The Invisible Empire of the South,” a hooded terrorist organization. The KKK’s first “Grand Wizard” was Nathan Bedford Forrest who was a confederate general during the Civil War. In the times leading up to 1868, the KKK’s violent activities skyrocketed in speed and brutality. In 1868, the presidential election was won by Republican Ulysses S. Grant with the slogan “Let Us Have Peace” (American Experience). In 1882 the United States Supreme Court declared Ku Klux Klan Act
The group had a word called kyklos which meant circle. The Ku Klux Klan held meeting with or local branches. Leading Confederate general Nathan Bedford Forrest was selected as the first leader, or grand wizard, of the Klan; he chaired over a chain of command of grand dragons, grand titans and grand cyclopses, who were Captain John C. Lester, Major James R. Crowe, John D. Kennedy, Calvin Jones, Richard R. Reed, Frank O. McCord. At its peak in the 1920s, the Ku Klux Klan membership exceeded 4 million people nationwide. The basic beliefs of the Ku Klux Klan is ultimately white supremacy meaning that they would like whites to be in power and have it back like the old days. The Ku Klux Klan (KKK) relativity quiet gang has ties to the Aryan Nation which is another white supremacy group. The KKK has the strongest presence in the South and in the Midwest. The prison which the KKK is weakest is in the western states. The Ku Klux Klan membership by 2005 neo-Nazi groups had fallen on hard times, with many groups collapsing or fragmenting. This collapse has helped create a rise of racist skinhead activity, but has also provided new opportunities for Klan groups. The Klan has a fairly high association with criminal activity, ranging from hate crimes to acts of domestic terrorism. The often conduct mass mailings, leafleting and the use of the internet to either gain members or spread hate. In the recent years the KKK was more violent than they ae now. The Ku Klux Klan often took violent means to express their dissatisfaction, resulting in numerous killings, lynching, and hate crimes against African-Americans. The primary goal for the KKK is to reach its goals of racial segregation and white supremacy. In todays KKK there are more of a publicity stunt gang rather than a violent
The Klu Klux Klan was a savage group of people that would go out and threaten African Americans into not using their new right like voting. They would kill and hang former slaves and hang them from a tree to warn others. Eventually, Ulysses S. Grant sent troops to put an end to this madness, and he helped give the former slaves the rights they deserved, and he helped fix the patches that Andrew Johnson left
The Ku Klux Klan or KKK has created centuries of fear.They originated in Pulaski, Tennessee. The famous hate group was out to re establish white supremacy. The KKK has influenced local governments and people in power. It has also had an impact on American people and specifically black minorities. Members of the cult have promoted the agenda since 1865. The Ku Klux Klan connects to the book To kIll a Mockingbird because the men that went to the jailhouse to kill Tom Robinson, these men represented the KKK.
The Klu Klux Klan was very significant and important for many reasons. The organizations primary goal of the Klan was to destroy the Republican Party as revenge for the abolition of slavery and for having a hand in the federal occupation and restructuring of the South. This was achieved by harassing and, if necessary, murdering registered Republican voters. Political murders by the Klan numbered in the thousands, many of the victims being black. Klan members often murdered black political leaders, heads of black religious institutions and any other black individual who had ties to a political organization.
As the Ku Klux Klan’s membership grew, organizations such as the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), which fought to end racial discrimination and segregation, grew as well. With these two growing groups pushing for opposite ideals, tensions continued to increase. The NAACP pushed for reform and rights for African Americans and the Ku Klux Klan combated their progress with lynching and
The South had a lot of violence, The KKK held responsibility for most of the violence in the south because not one person tried to stop them. The KKK is a
The KKK was a white nationalized group that included former veterans, which created the first branch of the group. The Klansmen founded in 1865, in Pulaski, Tennessee, is now known as the birthplace of the KKK. This group dedicated themselves to a campaign of violence to Republican leaders and voters. The KKK targeted many people based on their race or sexuality , including, Gays, Immigrants, African Americans, and Catholics(KKK history). Jim Crow laws,
The Reconstruction Era occurred in 1865, it was was a period after the Civil War in which America was focused on rebuilding the broken South. In 1867, the Radical reconstruction gave former slaves a voice in government. During this era, formers slaves gained a platform in the government, with some blacks as Congressmen. However, not everyone supported the idea of Reconstruction. Less than a decade after the Reconstruction period, a small group composed of democratic ex-confederate veterans, white farmers and white southerners sympathetic to white supremacy joined forces together to form the Ku Klux Klan. The clan spread fear and terror towards the blacks in a systematic way. Their reign of terror was felt throughout the south. It spread fear using guerilla tactics, whipping, beating, and lynching. The Klan’s purpose
He came to represent the troubles of the African Americans as they laughed in public and wept in their souls. This segregation gave way to White Supremacy groups that exist to conserve the social order that was established by the Jim Crow laws. The Ku Klux Klan is the most widely known of all the groups that came about in the period. The “Klan” as it is also known advocated extremist positions in the fields of white supremacy, white nationalism, and also anti-immigration. The first “Klan” flourished in the South of the United States of America in the late 1860s immediately after the Civil War. Its main goal was to overthrow the Republican state governments during the Reconstruction era, it accomplished this goal by perpetuating violence against African American leaders in the South. The Second group was brought together in the mid 1910s, this version of the “Klan” flourished nationwide. This was especially true in the urban areas of the Midwest and West. It opposed not only African Americans but also those of the Catholic and Jewish faiths. It is this version the Klan that was active in the Gilded
The Ku Klux Klan, or commonly known as the KKK, was a group of violent whites who opposed blacks( Ingalls 1). This group would murder blacks for no real reason. The KKK members wore robes and hoods, burned crosses at meetings, and burned crosses to scare nonmembers away( Ingalls 1). By 1870, the Ku Klux Klan reached nearly every southern state( Ku Klux Klan
Their mission was “that the resolution must consist of solidarity in white communities around the world. The hatred for our children and their future is growing and is being fueled every single day. Stay firm in your convictions. Keep loving your heritage and keep witnessing to others that there is a better way than war torn, violent, wicked, socialist, new world order (Collection 5, Source 3).” The KKK would kill Republicans because they were establishing political and economical equality for blacks. If you were a brave, honest Republican like John W. Stephens the KKK would find you and stab you multiple times; then hang you (Collection 5, Source 2). The Republicans never doubted that they might be the next victim of the KKK. The Reconstruction wasn't successful partly because of the KKK. The Ku Klux Klan killed many blacks and whites because they were finding for equality. By the KKK killing people it only separated the north and the south and becoming less of a population to bring together. Today, the KKK still exists so they never solved anything and didnt solve
Many people began to resent black Americans gaining power and success. Therefore, they began racist groups and passed laws to make sure black Americans were subordinate. The Ku Klux Klan was created by Confederate Army veterans who wanted to restore white supremacy. They used violence and threats to torture and kill many black Americans. The Black Codes were also put into place to limit the rights of black Americans. These laws limited their basic human rights and civil rights. The Jim Crow Laws were enacted from 1876 to 1965, which believed in de jure racial segregation. This was the idea of separate but equal status of blacks. This made it legal to have separate restrooms, schools, etc. for black and white people. The Reconstruction created a rift between white and black