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The Ku Klux Klan The KU KLUX KLAN is a group of white secret societies who oppose the advancement of blacks Jews Gays and other Minority groups The Ku KLux Klan also known as the KKK or the Klan Is active in The United States of America and Canada It often uses violence to achieve its goal in society The KKK members wear robes and hoods and burn crosses at their outdoor meetings They will also burn crosses to scare non-members The KKK was formed as a social club by a group of confederate army veterans in Pulaski Tenn in 1866 but still goes on today A former confederate general was the first Klan Leader called the Grand Wizard The group took its name from the Greek word kyklos meaning circle and the English word clan Klan members who believed in the superiority of whites soon began to terrorize blacks to keep them from voting or exercising the other rights they had gained during Reconstruction the period following the end of the American Civil War in 1865 The Klan threatened beat and murdered many blacks in the South To hide their identity Klan terrorists wore robes and hoods draped sheets over their horses and rode at night The KKK spread rapidly throughout the Southern United States and became known as the Invisible Empire Its attacks helped drive blacks out of Southern political life In 1871 Congress passed the Force Bill which gave the President the authority to use federal troops against the Klan The KKK soon disappeared They then returned to Society in the early 1900s In 1915 William J Simmons a former Methodist clergyman organized a new Klan in Atlanta Ga as a patriotic society The Klan directed its activities against groups it considered un-American including blacks
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