The Ku Klux Klan

The Ku Klux Klan - The Ku Klux Klan a. Creation of the KKK...

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The Ku Klux Klan a. Creation of the KKK i. Founded in TN in 1866 out of resentment of the success and ability of black legislators and the changing of society ii. The white dress was intended to be frightening. They also used force to intimidate (flogging, mutilation, and murder – 25 were killed and 200 injured in Louisiana in 1868) iii. Many blacks started not voting because of them b. Force Acts of 1870 and 1871 i. Outraged, Congress passed these acts that outlawed these practices, but intimidation had already occurred ii. Many continued their actions, but renamed their clubs deceiving names, such as “dancing clubs,” “missionary societies,” and “rifle clubs” c. Failure To Enforce the 14 th and 15 th Amendments i. Disenfranshisement of blacks began around the late 1800s ii. It was achieved by intimidation, fraud, and trickery 1. Literacy tests – Administered by whites to the advantage of illiterate whites 2. Grandfather clauses 3. Poll taxes 4. White primary XV. Johnson Is Impeached a. Tenure of Office Act of 1867 i. Passed over Johnson’s veto ii. The law required the president to get the consent of the Senate before he could remove his appointees once they had been
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This note was uploaded on 02/04/2012 for the course HISTORY 104 taught by Professor Reed during the Spring '11 term at Rutgers.

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