Ku Klux Klan Research Paper

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During the 19th century the Ku Klux Klan were feared by freedmen everywhere. The Klu Klux Klan were a group of white supremacists who were trying to restore white supremacy by hanging or lynching freedmen. The Klu Klux Klan terrorized freedmen in Georgia during the 19th century in an attempt to restore white supremacy by lynching blacks. The Ku Klux Klan terrorized Georgia citizens in the years after the Civil War but they were not brought to justice because some members were government officials. The KKK terrorized newly freed slaves after the Civil War ended. The KKK used public violence against blacks as intimidation, they burned houses and killed people of color, leaving their bodies in trees or on roads. The Ku Klux Klan attacked important…show more content…
They attacked anyone who was affiliated with the Freedmen 's Bureau. Around this time, they had killed around 11 members. They killed both whites and people of color and targeted only members of the bureau. After these deaths, pressure from many white southerners, and a lack of funding, the Freedmen 's bureau had dismantled. The KKK were often not tried for their violent crimes. They hid their faces using a mask made of sheets. Government officials like John B. Gordon were in the KKK and even were Klan leaders. The police were often partners with the KKK and some even encouraged their actions. This explains the reason a majority of the crimes the KKK committed were not tried in court or arrested. In conclusion, the KKK terrorized freedmen after the Civil War and were never brought to justice because of government and police officials who were in the klan. The KKK killed and wounded more than 2,000 black Republicans during the presidential election of November 1868 hunting and chasing them through the woods. After these deaths, pressure from many white southerners, and a lack of funding, the Freedmen 's bureau had dismantled. This explains the reason a majority of the crimes the KKK committed were not tried in court or arrested. The kkk never got arrested for any of their crimes against the freedmen and the whites who supported the

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