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Unformatted text preview: Sheet1 Page 1 The Ku Klux Klan, or KKK as known today, was started in the spring of 1866. Six Confederate veterans formed a social club in Pulaski, Tennessee. This KKK only lasted a short six years, but left tactics and rituals that later star generations. (Ingalls, 9) The Klan was a small group very much in secrecy at first. The exact date of the beginnin unknown. Despite all of the secrecy the six KKK members initiated new members to join their social club. (Ingalls A year after the creation of the KKK, the onetime social club joined the raising campaign against the Republican Reconstruction. The "new" direction of the Klan was well planned and organized. The Klan was now ready to exp a bigger group. The Klan adopted a prescript. This was an organizational structure permitting the Klan to spread the south. New members had to be over 18, pay $1, sworn to secrecy, recruits pledged to "protect the weak, the innocent, and the defenseless, from the indignities, wrongs, and outrages of the lawless, the violent, and the brut highly centralized plan for expanding the KKK, spread so rapidly that most chapters operated alone. The founder KKK lost control, and it became impossible to talk about a single KKK. Yet Klan activities still followed a common pattern throughout the south. (Ingalls 11-12) The Klan now started to spread across Tennessee. At first the Klan used tricks to keep blacks "in their place". At the Klan would ride around on horses, and with their white robes, and white pointed masks, try to scare blacks. T would try to act like ghost with their white uniforms. Unfortunately, the Klan quickly moved to more violent pranks (Ingalls, 12) The Klan would now suppress blacks. The Klan leaders proved unable to control their followers. Alth the violence was often random, there was a method in the madness. The victims were almost always black or if w associated with the hatred of the Republican party. The Klan had fear of black equality and sparked attacks on sc setup for freed slaves. The Klan would warn the blacks not to attend school, and would scare the teachers, most out of state, to leave town. (Ingalls 12-13) Many groups started forming around the south called the Ku Kluxers. The Klan was being noticed as "The Invisib Empire". However and wherever Klan's were formed they all followed the same pattern set by the Tennessee Kla Klan became the greatest terror in 1868, when their attacks were against Republicans and elect democrats. Thou blacks and whites fell victim to the murders and beatings given by the KKK. (Ingalls, 13)blacks and whites fell victim to the murders and beatings given by the KKK....
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