To What Extent Was The Ku Klux Klan

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Who they were
The Ku Klux Klan is an extremist organisation that was founded shortly after the American Civil War. The Klan uses intimidation, cruelty, and murder to maintain white supremacy in Southern politics and society. The KKK believes that black Americans will become more powerful and seek revenge, so it suppresses their liberties and rights.
Their aims and beliefs.
The Ku Klux Klan's main aim was to restore white supremacy. Lynching and intimidation were common across the South. To prevent previously enslaved African-American males from exercising their rights like voting, the KKK used secrecy, intimidation, violence, and murder. The KKK was not only anti-black Americans, but also anti-Catholicism, anti-Semitism, and anti-Jewish.
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The Ku Klux Klan could not accept people who were different and unknown to them, and they also feared the black Americans would get strong and wish for revenge. Not only did they hate black Americans, but they also hated Catholics and Jews because they thought that these groups were altering the way that America was historically run. They claimed that immigration was transforming America's culture.
Compare/contrast their stated beliefs and aims with their actions
The ku klux klan was anti-catholicism, anti-jew, anti-semenism, and anti-black however they stated that their main ideas were religious liberty, just laws and liberty, and freedom of speech. The Klan stating that they supported religious liberty yet they discriminated against Judaism and Catholicism is one of the many statements contracting to their actions. Without a doubt the Ku Klux Klan's actions and ideas are opposite.
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