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It borrowed parts of the initiation ceremony from that group, with the same purpose: The manual of rituals was printed by Laps D. The members had conjured up a veritable Frankenstein. For example, Confederate veteran John W. Morton founded a chapter in Nashville, Tennessee.
In andthe federal government passed the Enforcement Actswhich were intended to prosecute and suppress Klan crimes. It seriously weakened the black political establishment through its use of assassinations and threats of violence; it drove some people out of politics. On the other hand, it caused a sharp backlash, with passage of federal laws that historian Eric Foner says were a success in terms of "restoring order, reinvigorating the morale of Southern Republicans, and enabling blacks to exercise their rights as citizens".
Rable argues that the Klan was a political failure and therefore was discarded by the Democratic leaders of the South. More fundamentally, it declined because it failed to achieve its central objective — the overthrow of Republican state governments in the South.
They were described as acting as the military arm of the Democratic Party and are attributed with helping white Democrats regain control of state legislatures throughout the South.
Second KKK See also: While Simmons relied on documents from the original Klan and memories of some surviving elders, the revived Klan was based significantly on the wildly popular film, The Birth of a Nation. The earlier Klan had not worn the white costumes or burned crosses; these were aspects introduced in the film.
When the film was shown in Atlanta in December of that year, Simmons and his new klansmen paraded to the theater in robes and pointed hoods — many on robed horses — just like in the movie. These mass parades would become another hallmark of the new Klan that had not existed in the original Reconstruction-era organization.
The national headquarters made its profit through a monopoly of costume sales, while the organizers were paid through initiation fees.
It grew rapidly nationwide at a time of prosperity. Reflecting the social tensions pitting urban versus rural America, it spread to every state and was prominent in many cities.
The second KKK preached "One Hundred Percent Americanism" and demanded the purification of politics, calling for strict morality and better enforcement of Prohibition.
Its official rhetoric focused on the threat of the Catholic Churchusing anti-Catholicism and nativism. During the resurgence of the second Klan during the s, its publicity was handled by the Southern Publicity Association —within the first six months of the Associations national recruitment campaign, Klan membership had increased by 85, Internal divisions, criminal behavior by leaders, and external opposition brought about a collapse in membership, which had dropped to about 30, by It finally faded away in the s.
During this period, they often forged alliances with Southern police departments, as in Birmingham, Alabama ; or with governor's offices, as with George Wallace of Alabama.Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA) is a service we offer sellers that lets them store their products in Amazon's fulfillment centers, and we directly pack, ship, and provide customer service for these products.
The Ku Klux Klan, with its long history of violence, is the most infamous — and oldest — of American hate groups.
Although black Americans have typically been the Klan's primary target, it also has attacked Jews, immigrants, gays and lesbians and, until recently, Catholics. In , Methodist preacher William Joseph Simmons led a group of white men up Stone Mountain in Georgia to burn a cross.
The Klan, he declared, was born again.
The Indiana Klan was a branch of the Ku Klux Klan, a secret society in the United States that organized in to affect public affairs on This led to many Indiana politicians at all levels of government to join the Klan in order to gain their support.
The Klan became so powerful, and Stephenson so influential, that by he. Grant, Reconstruction and the KKK In Congress also passed the Ku Klux Klan Act, which allowed the government to act against terrorist organizations.
But with the overwhelming support. Ku Klux Klan members argue with counter-protesters at a Klan demonstration outside South Carolina's statehouse building in July The KKK was protesting the removal of the Confederate flag.