Why Did The Ku Klux Klan Cause Violence?

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This Klan was known for being mischievous and starting trouble and what played a major role was what they wore. By 1879 the enrollment of the Klan was around "eighty-five thousand individuals." (Southern Poverty Law Center). Despite the fact that the development of the tribe was consistent it needed leadership and discipline, which caused many of the groups to become extremely violent. A significant number of the guests that went to the town of Pulaski were motivated by the KKK and when they went back home they decided to set up their own dens and branches of the KKK. One of the most common plots was for a Klansman to “where his costume and ride up to a black’s home in the middle of the night demanding for water.” (A History of Racism). He

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