Ku Klux Klan And Reconstruction

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The original Ku Klux Klan had deceased during the 1870s as post Civil War Reconstruction was drawing to a close. The organization had been largely responsible saving the South from corrupt outside influences. From 1869-1871 its objective was to destroy reconstruction by murdering the blacks and some whites who were either in Republican politics or educating black children. The Klan started to slowly fade away in 1871 after President Ulysses signed legislation making the Klan illegal. Moreover, Klan membership remained throughout South but the organization as a whole faded out. In 1915, was the resurgence of the second and biggest Klan. The second Klan, a remembrance of the Reconstruction Klan was reformed by William Joseph Simmons who had
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