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    Ku Klux Klan

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    Background and Key Events The original Ku Klux Klan was founded in 1866 by a group that included many former confederate soldiers from the civil war. The group started out as just a social club that was located in Pulaski, Tennessee. In the summer of 1867, branches of the Klan in and around Pulaski met together at a general convention. What they had formed they called the “Invisible Empire of the South.” Confederate general Nathan Bedford Forrest was chosen as the first to lead the Ku Klux Klan. His positions was also known as the “Grand Wizard.” There is no individual Ku Klux Klan, it is comprised of many different factions. Each different Klan group or segment had its own headquarters. There were over 40 different factions at one point…

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    The Ku Klux Klan

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    soldiers formed a small group they called The Ku Klux Klan. What started out as a small social group turned into one of the largest malicious hate groups in America. The KKK can be divided into three major time periods. The first Klan started in 1865 and lasted until 1874. Only lasting 9 years makes it the shortest time period, but easily one of the worst. On December 24, 1865 in Pulaski, Tennessee the KKK was formed by Confederate veterans. They created the group to throw off the…

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    Ku Klux Klan Sources

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    which the Ku Klux Klan was a group formed on a religious basis? The first source which will be evaluated in depth is Jack Hurst’s Nathan Bedford Forrest: A Biography, written in 1994. The origin of this source is valuable because of the astounding credentials of the author. Hurst graduated Vanderbilt University in 1964 and had thirteen years of journalistic experience before writing this biography. Additionally, the author utilizes a plethora of primary source quotations from the time period to…

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    Ku Klux Klan Summary

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    of historical interpretations depict the Klan as a political organization determined in its fight for political dominance over the Republican Party present during the era of Reconstruction. The Ku Klux Klan itself was racially motivated, using violence and aggression to regulate who could and who couldn’t hold positions of office. The Klan was a result of a political control issue between itself and members of the Republican Party which included a vast majority of newly freed slaves. Within the…

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    Women In The Ku Klux Klan

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    History often remembers the Ku Klux Klan (KKK) as a ruthless band of racist, white, Protestant men that terrorize the lives of African Americans throughout the 20th century. However, to group such an incredibly large group of people together prove irresponsible, as every group contains unique aspects in its members. At its peak, the KKK had “perhaps as many as five million—white, native-born, Protestant men” in membership. Presence of the Women’s Ku Klux Klan and the Junior Ku Klux Klan…

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    Ku Klux Klan Essay

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    The Ku Klux Klan, or known as the KKK was a terrorist group in America made up of white supremacist who believed that white christians were superior to every other race or religion. The KKK is known for being the first terrorist group in America.(1)The group was formed around 1865 but was officially established as the “Klan” in 1886.(4) Named after the Greek word “Kuklos” which means circle. The word circle represents the KKK symbol which is a red circle with a white cross in the middle. The…

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    The Ku Klux Klan When most Americans hear the words “Ku Klux Klan” images of men in white hoods and burning crosses come to mind. However, many people don’t know details about the KKK such as the origins or how it all started, the extent of the terror it brought, and how it progressed over time. The Ku Klux Klan was, and continues to be a domestic terrorist group whose violence and bigotry plague the nation. It all started in the winter 1865 in Pulaski, Tennessee (Ku Klux Klan-History).A group…

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    head to toe; this is the Ku Klux Klan with white robes and white masks (Funk and Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia). This is how they dressed and very little people know why other than to hide their identity. They dressed together to show "brother hood;" they always stuck together. Many people are familiar with the Ku Klux Klan, but do not actually know the background of it. With the Klan forming different groups as more members joined, not all groups acted out in violence. The very popular gang,…

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    Ku Klux Klan Myth

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    The Ku Klux Klan is a white supremacist organization that was formed in Pulaski, Tennessee, in 1865. Originally founded as a social club for former Confederate soldiers, the Klan evolved into a terrorist organization. “This was the KKK. Only WASP's could belong to it — White Anglo-Saxon Protestants. It is a common myth that the KKK targeted only the Blacks – also hated were the Jews, Catholics, liberals etc but most hatred was directed against the poor black families in the South who were very…

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    "kuklos." They added the alliterative word "klan," and the "Ku Klux Klan" was born. Their nightly rides, in which members disguised themselves in masks and flowing robes, soon became a political successor to the prewar slave patrols in controlling newly freed blacks. Particularly across the upper South, Klansmen sought to overturn the new Republican state governments, drive black men out of politics, control black labor, and restore black subordination. Led by elites and drawing on a…

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