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Ku Klux Klan

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Bianca Palmer

on 12 March 2013

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Ku Klux Klan in 1920's By: Bianca Palmer - Midwestern states harbored the largest number of
Klansmen, particularly in the state of Indiana.
- The "purity of White Womenhood"= so committed that they punished the "new women" in the 1920's who followed immoral behavior, public indecency, etc.
dressing with "sex appeal."
smoking and drinking in public places.
participating in media; especially movies.
showing independence by voting.
- Interestingly, the Klan supported women's suffrage since women could help restore and preserve morality and traditional values by voting for Klan agendas and political candidates. http://www1.assumption.edu/ahc/1920s/eugenics/klan.html http://ehistory.osu.edu/osu/mmh/clash/imm_kkk/kkk%20pages/kkk-page2.htm
http://www.historylearningsite.co.uk/kkk_and_racial_problems.htm - Founded in 1866.
- Classified as terrorists.
- One of the largest social movements of the 20th century.
- Had a hatred for African Americans
- Intensified hostility towards immigrants, Catholic and Jews.
- Catholics could not possible be good americans if they maintained allegiance to the pope Goals: Return prayer to school.
Stop all non-whites immigration.
Drug testing for all welfare recipients. If they have money for drugs, they don't need your tax dollars.
Quarantine all AIDS carriers.
Make the purchases of America industry and property by foreigners illegal.
Do away with free trade that harms the American worker and employ a policy of protection.
Workfare, not not welfare. You work for your check, so should they!
Stop reverse discrimination by doing away with Affirmative Action.
Declare all laws attempting to enforce gun control as unconstitutional. 1920's Called the "Second Ku Klux Klan" in 1920 founded by William Simmons.
1920; about 4 to 5 million members.
Leader of KKK was Hiram Wesley Evans; known for being named "Imperial Wizard."
Black Americans tried to fight back.
NAACP asked Washington requested for new laws to help--->received very little help.
Black Americans started to turn to the ‘Back to Africa’ movement which told blacks that they should return to their native America.
Started by Marcus Garvey but the movement faltered when he was arrested for fraud and sent to prison. About the KKK: Background of the KKK: Citations: How they persuaded people to join clan: - The Klan had a strategy called the "decade".
Every member of the Klan was responsible for recruiting ten people to vote for Klan candidates in elections.
In some states, such as Colorado and Indiana, they placed enough Klansmen in positions of power to effectively control the state government. Known as the "Invisible Empire," the KKK's presence was felt across the country. Goals:
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