However, despite the success of the era, many began blaming their problems and hardships such as crime, death and poverty, on alcohol and the immigrants coming to America for an improve life. It was dangerous, but not going anywhere. The history of violence of the K. The group is known for many hate associated crimes. To a large extent, it is also very anti-centralist very aggressive to what it considers as the incursion of the federal government on the privileges of States and rather autarkic foreign policy. The first era of the K.
A small minority of these women believed that this political fairness should only be applied to men and women who fell within the dominant racial groups, in this case, whites. The Klan had sacrificial rituals in which they would wrap crosses with white bandages and then torch it before they started each meeting. And in the politically changing South, solid murder cases were eventually assembled in state courts against the Birmingham Church bombers and the murderers of Evers and Dahmer. One such innovation is the Internet. After the American Civil War, the members of the Ku Klux Klan targeted the African Americans.
Members of the Ku Klux Klan are very dedicated to their religion and cause. Most of the members feared the rise of independent blacks, thinking that they were becoming violent and threatened the security of the white Southerners. Though greatly weakened, Klan fragments hang on into the 21st century, sharing the anti-Semitism, anti-Latino and other ideologies of the Aryan Nations, Christian Identity, neo-Nazis and other violent organizations of the extreme right. Thesis statement: The Ku Klux Klan is classified as a hate group, and throughout their three summits in history forced blacks and other minorities to live in a fear that they did not deserve. They claim that the Bible condones their activity.
They were a group of white men that shared the same political views and goals. The author starts the book quite strongly by discussing in detail many acts of violence and displays of hatred throughout the United States. In addition, Jim Jones also used informational social influence on his members. A large pile of twenty-five dead bodies was found half buried in the woods. In 2005, 41 years after the murders, Mississippi finished off the Philadelphia Klan trials with the conviction of Edgar Ray Killen.
The Klan grew very rapidly. New elections were to be held in each state with freed, black, male slaves being allowed to vote; this infuriated Southerners. Therefore, the second Ku Klux Klan that emerged during World War I was much more powerful than its former manifestation. The vigilante is one that believes that they are above the law and that the law is inadequate. The Ku Klux Klan uses the method of violence to control the lives of blacks. New laws and rules were posted for which to abide by and due to the outcome of the civil war, the people from the south had now to accept the new slavery laws issued by the political parties and congress.
At one point a count was taken and there had been over one hundred and fifty acts of racial and anti-Semitic acts of violence in the south. Just complete our simple and you could have your customised History work in your email box, in as little as 3 hours. While in Detroit four Klansmen fired a gunshot at a black man and fire into his home. Conclusion In conclusion, the Ku Klux Klan is a terrible racist group who will stop at nothing until they get complete white supremacy. The first Ku Klux Klan In 1865, the Ku Klux Klan was created as a social club in Pulaski, Tennessee by the six Confederate Army Veterans. In addition, the leaders and members began to target the black population in the southern states. The only thing left to discuss was what the name of their organization would be.
Thanks to efforts like the F. The best the federal courts could do was send the Liuzzo, Penn, and Philadelphia, Miss. Racist whites joined the Ku Klux Klan. Ingalls, 9 The Klan, at first, was a very small group and kept everything in secrecy. The original Klan - Six college students founded the Ku Klux Klan between December 1865 and the summer of 1866 in the town of Pulaski, Tennessee. Duke University Press Books, 2001.
However, the Ku Klux Klan also committed many more terrible crimes. This mischief eventually turned into violence. One belonged to an interracial couple. The group used the conical hat, robes and masks to cover their identity. Conclusion Researching on this topic made me feel frightened knowing that everything happened in the Ku Klux Klan was worse.
The Rise and Fall of Ku Klux Klan during Reconstruction When the Ku Klux Klan first started, White Americans were the only members who joined because they were racists. It found support in many northern and western cities and was particularly politically powerful in Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Kansas, Colorado, and Oregon, as well as the South. It was active in every state. They gave their founders, or officers, crazy names. Following the First World War there was a rush of new cultural, social, and artistic dynamism, partly fuelled by the Progressivism movement that was cut short when American entered the Great War. Most mothers would prefer to plop the child down in a baby chair and let it watch mindless television for hours on end just so the mother can perform the way she needs to in life.
The Klan as they call themselves was created as a result of the occupation of Federal troops in the South. But Reconstruction was in retreat; when the Supreme Court ruled in 1883 that Congress lacked the authority to outlaw racial discrimination by private individuals and organizations, the national government effectively abandoned its efforts to protect Negro rights under the Fourteenth Amendment. It was a time when the privilege and opportunity of drinking from a publicly-used water fountain depended on your race and color of skin. In the early years there were hundreds of kidnappings and beatings in the South and Southwest, and outbreaks and episodes elsewhere. The Thirteenth Amendment was passed by the Congress on January 31, 1865, and was approved by the states on December 6, 1865. The organizational structure of the first Klan was not based upon centralization or decentralization of power because there were a number of groups based upon the same ideology of racism. Events, Apparel and Criminal Activity G.