Ku Klux Klan(KKK)
The term Fundamentalism (from the Latin noun fundaments', fundaments, related to the verb fun dare, meaning to establish, found, or confirm) usually has a religious connotation indicating unwavering attachment to a set of irreducible beliefs, but fundamentalism has come to be applied to a broad tendency among certain groups, mainly, although not exclusively, in religion. This tendency is most often characterized by a markedly strict literalism as applied to certain specific scriptures, dogmas, or ideologies, and a strong sense of the importance of maintaining in-group and out-group distinctions, leading to an emphasis on purity and the desire to return to a previous ideal from which it is believed that members have begun to stray. Rejection of diversity of opinion as applied to these established "fundamentals" and their accepted interpretation within the group is often the result of this tendency.
Depending upon the context, Fundamentalism can be used as a pejorative rather than neutral characterization, similar to the ways in which referencing political perspectives as "right-wing" or "left-wing" can, for some, have negative connotations.[
Back to Africa Movement
19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution: Women's Right to Vote
Joint Resolution of Congress proposing a constitutional amendment extending the right of suffrage to women, May 19, 1919; Ratified Amendments, 1795-1992; General Records of the United States Government; Record Group 11; National Archives.