The Ku Klux Klan - The Ku Klux Klan The Civil War was a...

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The Ku Klux Klan The Civil War was a milestone in American history. The four year long struggle determined the nation’s future. The North’s victory in the Civil War strengthened the power of the federal government over the states. It also transformed American society by creating the thirteenth amendment, which finally ending the enslavement of millions of African Americans. At the same time, it left the South socially and economically devastated. Following the war, many questions remained unresolved. No one yet knew how to bring the Southern states back into the Union, nor what the status of African Americans would be in Southern society. Americans from the North and the South tried to answer these questions in the years following the Civil War- an era known as Reconstruction. One result of the end of the war was the birth of the Ku Klux Klan, a group that believed in white supremacy. The Ku Klux Klan was a cruel and brutal organization. The members of the group fought to deny the basic civil rights and human liberties to African Americans which the Bill of Rights granted to U.S. citizens. In 1866, six civil war veterans first established the
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