Klan - Melissa Hernandez HIST 1302 Professor Gabriel Klan Reconstruction was 1866-1883.The purpose of the so called KKK was to keep African Americans in

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Melissa HernandezHIST 1302Professor Gabriel September 17, 2016KlanReconstruction' was 1866-1883.....The purpose of the so called KKK was....to keepAfrican Americans in the South from......voting......The 14th/15th Amendments to the US Consti-tution (1868/1870) allowed 'all people' those of color too (not women yet) the right to vote, tookit away from the states, and made it federal crime to interfere with voting rights......The 'radical'republicans who passed it knew they could now get elected in every Southern state as the freedAfrican American slaves there, now citizens, outnumbered their former 'white' masters, 2 to 1 invote and would vote republican. The republican party therefore controlled the nations politics allthe way till 1910....While the Klan tried to murder/ intimated African American voters and theSouthern 'whites' voted democratic.They weren't (during reconstruction). The Republican party was (and continued to be un-til the mid 20th century) the overwhelming party of choice for African-Americans. Rather than

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