The activities of the Klu Klux Klan

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The activites of the Klu Klux Klan

- The Klu Klux Klan preached intolerance and spread fear amoungst blacks. 

- Many whites joined the Klan believing they were sticking up for traditional American values.

- The Klan had been formed in 1866 just after the American civil war and became the focus for racist whites.

- It was disbanded but reformed in 1915 now opposed to Catholics, Jews and all foreigners as well as blacks.

- Between 1920 and 1925 the Klan had about 5 million members.

- This included many judges, policemen and local politicians.

- Some joined because of the excitement.

- Some joined because of fear of what might happen if they did…

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