Ku Klan And Ku Klux Klan

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Ku Klux Klan 2 Abstract The Ku Klux Klan was formed in Tennessee during December, 1865. They were originally made by former confederate soldiers to keep balance in society. After their job was done they went years without being heard of again. This time they grew in popularity and used their power to intimidate others to get their way. They killed and harassed many people. After years of destruction beginning from the late 1800’s all the way through mid 1900’s, they lost their power. There are still many small Klans heard of today, but less extreme. Ku Klux Klan 3 Ku Klux Klan The Ku Klux Klan is known today as one of the most hated terrorist groups in American history. They began as a group to do good and help others, but as they grew in popularity good becomes terrorism. After many years of this groups’ massive destruction, they slowly subside. Although the terrorism has ended, there are still groups today with multiple cases of discrimination towards other races. Creation of Klan In December of 1865, a group of six former Confederate veterans founded the first branch of the Ku Klux Klan as a social club in Pulaski, Tennessee, in 1866. “Ku Klux” supposedly derived from the Greek word “kyklos.” 1 Another member then added “Klan” to tie the name together (“Ku Klux Klan”, 2001, para. 3). In the summer of 1867, local branches of the Klan met in a general organizing convention and established what they called an “Invisible Empire of

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