Resistance to Reconstruction was incredibly aggressive and violent since Southerners were extremely appalled by the radical social transformations that were resulting from Reconstruction, so those Southerners terrorized and killed the Republicans and the black people responsible for the changes. Black people were supposedly guaranteed equality before the law by the 14th amendment, however, their rights were not always upheld. Southerners would kill black people over minor actions, like not yielding to whites on sidewalks or attempting to buy land. A terrorist organization, the Ku Klux Klan (KKK), formed in 1866 to punish people who “defied the norms of white supremacy”. Ordinary black people were killed by the KKK alongside black and white
After World War 1, the United States was able to move from war to peace in the 1920s . However, with this transition came racism, the red scare, end of progressivism and bumps within the economy. Domestic problems that the United States had to face was the predicament of African Americans, labor unions that had grown in size and influence , the way that living costs had risen, the Red Scare, etc.
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 early 1900s were a time of widespread social and political change in America. During this time, many Americans adopted new, more modern ideas about labor, cultural diversity and city life. Some of these Progressive ideas were brought about by the need for reform in the workplace due to the grown of large companies and rapid industrialization. Not everyone supported the ideas of the Progressive Movement, however. Anti-Progressives, especially in the South, preferred traditional, rural lifestyles, and a slower, simpler way of living. They resisted change brought about by industrialization, opposed immigration and integration, and held tightly to their racist beliefs, which continued to be validated by the Jim Crow laws. During this time,
In the 1920’s jazz greatly rose in popularity, due to the process of recordings. Jazz’s popularity directly correlates to how it personifies African-American culture. Many black musicians felt as though they weren’t getting the recognition they deserved. These musicians were upset about being ripped off by recording labels, and rightfully so. Apart from being upset about how they were being treated by record labels, white America did not feel comfortable with the music being solely from African-Americans. Jazz ended up becoming more of a commodity, and the most well-known artists were white. African-Americans were facing racism and random acts of violence against them, they took solace in their music as it was an essential part of their culture.
Jazz is the most huge type of melodic expression in the African American culture. It 's achievement in the 20 's and 30 's are intelligent of the time. At to start with, everybody did not
Who is to blame for the death of the Reconstruction; the North or the South? The years following the Civil War in America were known as the Reconstruction. During this time period, many former slaves were beginning to see freedom. There was a great deal of resistance and tension rising between the North and the South.
During the 1920s, there were many different races, religions, ethnicities, and backgrounds in America. The Progressive Era, which lasted from the 1890s until the 1920s, was a time when industrialization, urbanization, and immigration led to a flood of people coming into America.1 It brought a multitude of new challenges and presented new targets for the Klan. There was much happening at this time regarding basic civil rights. African Americans were free of slavery, but they were not free in many other aspects. Jim Crow Laws were in full effect, segregating their entire lives. There were also many Catholics in the United States, and along with them came Catholic schools and churches. Many Protestants viewed this as a threat to their religion. Also, many Jews and various other immigrants had begun to populate America. America was truly the world 's melting pot. The KKK 's response to all that happened in this time had a significant impact on society. The 1920s effectively ended tolerance of racial, ethnic, and religious difference.2 Aside from all of the turmoil that was occurring, there was a great victory that was happening within America at the time.
Looking these ruins that still lay here, I just sigh with disbelief. In 1876, after winning the war, America was on a complete roll. Many stuff were being established such as railroads, buildings, and etc.. America seemed so full of happiness. America even created opportunities so that every American would pursue their dreams (Background Essay,Para.1). I bet the other countries, also, were astonished of how quickly we were growing. It all seemed we were gonna always be a “happy” country. Then something devastating happened, the election of 1876. (Background Essay,Para.1). That officially destroyed million of black Americans, who lived
Although this may be true, many other people do believe that the events occurring during the 1920’s changed American lives for the worst. This was due to the many racial and religious conflicts arising during this time. With every other concept becoming modern in the United States, modernists took this approach with religion as well. They believed that they could accept Darwin’s theory without sacrificing their religious faith. However, fundamentalists disagreed. They took every word of the bible as true and blamed liberal views of modernists for a “decline in morals”. Both of these ideas were present during the Scopes Trials. In 1925, a Tennessee biology teacher, John Scopes, was arrested for illegally teaching the concept of evolution
In America during the 1920s, there were many positive and negative aspects of living in it. First, I will start with women. In the book when it says, “Wilson made an unprecedented appearance before the Senate to urge ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment, which banned sexual discrimination in voting.” The right to vote in the United States was permanent, however finally giving women the right to vote in elections. During World War I, President Wilson promoted democracy contentiously, but this anti-democratic elimination of women’s rights went against his plan, so he promoted suffrage as a “vitally necessary war measure,” so Wilson pushed for suffrage and after 143 years, women became equal members in the political process. Between suffrage
I choose the KKK as my report because I was in class and and teacher was talking about the KKK and I said to myself I would like to learn more about this so I did this I what that is so I will talk about kkk.
The Klu Klux Klan is a group of people who believed that people who viewed against their beliefs should be punished.Examples are African Americans,Jews, immigrants,gays and lesbians, and catholics. They started to spread aro8nd the USA from their original southern location.Spreading into all parts of America, the Klan attempted to take control of small towns and acquire members by creating fear of those who are "different" and professing to embrace truly "American" values.Witness is about the story of the Klan 's attempt to recruit members in a small town in Vermont in 1924. Leanora Sutter is a young black girl who feels isolated by racism and her mother 's recent death. She is friends Esther Hirsh, a young Jewish girl.The Klan 's beliefs
The Ku Klux Klan was founded in 1866 by former Confederate veterans in Pulaski, Tennessee. Ku Klan is derivative of the Greek word “kyklos,” meaning circle. The creation of the Ku Klux Klan coincided with the second phase of post-Civil War Reconstruction, which was organized mostly by members of the Republican Party in Congress. Klan members wore white sheets or robes and masks to cover their identities. They used to march and ride horses at night threatening former slaves and make them believe that former Confederates are coming to reclaim their land. Klan activities were most successful in Tennessee, Georgia and North Carolina, where many Republicans left the office and blacks were discouraged from voting. Even though the Klan claimed to
In the 20th century, America’s social landscape was changing, industrialization, urbanization and a mass influx of Catholics immigrants from Europe. As time as passed, certain groups of people thought Catholics threatened American values. That group or organization was known as the Ku Klux Klan, also known as the KKK. The KKK was an organization who strongly believed in white supremacy, white nationalism, and anti-immigration, historically expressed through terrorism aimed at groups or individuals whom they opposed. By the 1920 Klan membership was over 4 million including urban residents who won political power. Began in the Civil Rights Era 1950, blacks began to end the Jim Crow laws in the south that legally supported discrimination laws. Riots began to rise and that’s when the Ku Klux Klan came to full effect to attack against blacks movement. The man who got the Klan started was William Simmons, a former Methodist minister from Georgia. The KKK organization was most likely to make attacks on Catholics, Jews immigrants, then