The Creation Of The Ku Klux Klan

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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

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