Rise Of The Ku Klux Klan In The 1920's

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As a result of the First Red Scare in the 1920s, the Ku Klux Klan was then able to rise and use anti-communism as an excuse to harass any group unlike themselves. It was brought back by a Methodist clergyman named William J. Simmons. The revival was inspired from the Old South, Thomas Dixon’s 1905 book “The Clansman” and D.W. Griffith’s 1915 film “Birth of a Nation.” With the fear of Communism rising the Ku Klux Klan was able to start to grow out of the South. Reasons the Ku Klux Klan was promoting to the people at this time was the ideology of “Americanism” with the idea of patriotism, loyalty, allegiance to the United States and to promote its culture, traditions and customs.The reasons the ku klux klan began to decline was from the fear

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