Ku Klux Klan Research Paper

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The Ku Klux Klan a secret organization in the southern United States. During the past years, the KKK have changed dramatically. To only attacking African-Americans in the 1860s, and 1870s to attacking African-Americans, Catholics, Jews and immigrants in the 1920s. In today’s decade, the KKK sadly still exist, but the organization was in my opinion at its worst in the 1920s. The organizations were both the same at during the years because the organization had one primary focus, and it was to eliminate the people that they did not like. In both of these cases, it turned out to be African Americans. They both started because of a disagreeing to some sort of event that was happening at that time. In the both years that the KKK was “alive”, the organization seemed to grow with new members each time, but in the end the organization was “dead” toward the end with little people.
When the KKK had begun in the 1860s, the organization consisted of white terrorist that opposed of Reconstruction and they killed blacks, and their white supporters. Not only did they kill, but the KKK also burned black schools and churches. The KKK wanted to eliminate the African-American population and was more popular in the South. In the South, it was really hard to control everyone, so the government had to bring in the Army and block the entrance in …show more content…

Before the 1920s, William Joseph Simmons, tried to recreate the Klan but, the organization had only a few hundred members. Then in the early 1920s Henry Wesley Evans took control, he managed to have the Klan to be at as many as five million members. This new Klan was different than the old Klan because more people were involved in the organization. Not only was there a Ku Klux Klan, there was also WKKK which stood for Women Ku Klux Klan. At this time, immigration was growing and people were coming from all over the

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