The Ku Klux Klan

By: Bryce

How the Ku Klux Klan was Formed

The Ku Klux Klan was formed, by 6 confederate veterans, that were angry with the black free people, and they wanted to prove that the white population would always be better than the black population.

Evolution of the Klan

The Klan started out with just a handful of members in 1866, the Klan quickly reached their height of members in 1920 with a total of 4 million members. This number then declined to 6,000 members by 1990. There is still some Klan activity today, but not as much as there was after the civil war.

How fast did the Klan Evolve?

1866: Handful of members.

1920: 4 Million members.

1980: Under 10,000 members.

The Klan had used fear, intimidation and murder to brutally oppress over African-Americans who sought justice and equality and it sought to respond to the young workers of the civil rights movement in Mississippi in the same way. - Charles Rangell

What did the Klan Do?

The Klan did a number of things.

  • Burned Down homes of Blacks
  • Tortured Blacks
  • Scared Blacks by making them think the Klan members were ghosts
  • Hanged people without motive
  • Started Shootings at Black Rallies
  • Shouted Racist things
That is just some of the things that the Klan did.

What was the Klan's Importance at the time?

The Klan was very important, because it went and showed that there would need to be some amendments to our constitution, because the Police were not doing anything about it. The Klan proved that our police forces needed to be improved, because hardly any of the Klan members got arrested. The Klan also increased tensions between the North and the South

What impact does the Ku Klux Klan have on todays world?

The Ku Klux Klan showed the United States of America that our police forces were weak, and it showed that no matter what political decisions happen, there are going to be some disagreements, and now we keep these disagreements harmless

Bibliography

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