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Ku Klux Klan
Transcript of Ku Klux Klan
The "Ku Klux Klan", from the greek "kuklos", ("circle" or "wheel"), was a fraternal organization. It grew out of the Civil War in America to protect and preserve the white race and ensure "voluntary separation" of the races, and even extinction of Blacks, Catholics, and Jews.
It was founded in Polaski, Tennessee, in 1866 by 6 Confederate officers. The first Imperial Wizard of the KKK, was a former Confederate general named Nathan Bedford Forrest.
Soon Judges, lawers, mayors, and even law men joined the clan.
1864 - War ended, South and North tentions still high
1868 - The Ku Klux Klan was imported to South Carolina from Tennessee,
1869 - The Wizard, Nathan Forrest declares the clan dispanded
1870 March 31 - The US Congress passed the Enforcement Act,
1871 March - Pres. Grant sent federal troops.
1871 - The US 3rd Enforcement Act
1871 Oct 12 - President Grant ordered the South Carolina Ku Klux Klan to disperse and disarm in five days.
1871 Oct 17 - Arrests, the KKK start to dispand
Governments Reaction 1864-1871
Ku Klux Klan initiation ceremony (1954) The Justice System
Working with the KKK
The end of the Second Clan
Start convicting the Clan
Government Reactions 1900 - present.
Laws and Bills
Hunting the Clan
Enforcing the laws
Support of the Civil Rights Movemnent Moch Court
Summary of events
Jury's Decision (You) Question: Was adequate acion taken
by the different branches of government in
order to stop the KKK? Thesis: Yes different branches of government such as Congress and the Justice System, undertook procedures which proved effective in stopping the KKK. In Conclution Here are Twenty Reasons why you should, if qualified, join, aid
and support the White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan of Mississippi