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Birth of a Nation The Suppression of a People America is believed to be founded as the first state founded on the notion that democracy is for all people however this is far from the truth Not only did it take almost two hundred years till the American government grants full opportunities to African American they even accepted the slavery of these peoples for almost half of that time A republic government such as the American government is based on the idea that all people can have an equal represented fairly and have an equal vote This is very hard to accomplish when groups of people living within that republic are discriminated against If society is not willing to see another group as equal they will not treat their ideas as equals The 1920s are a time of great prosperity in America The Wall Street was hitting new highs and it seemed everyone was getting rich Also the 20s brings to mind radical social change The great experiment of probation was being tested and flappers advocated womans civil rights Like other times in history when a nation goes through a period of great prosperity or social changes there are conservative resistance groups During the early twentieth century this group was known as the Ku Klux Klan or KKK They originated after the Civil War to resist the new rights given to ex-slaves They came back during the early part of the twentieth century to protest not only the new civil rights but also to voice their decent about the increasing immigrant problem These new immigrants were coming from southeast Europe they were often Jewish or Catholic They also did not always fit right into American society They often brought and kept their own traditions languages and most importantly loyalties The Ku Klux Klan offered a place for the conservative minded to turn to a reactionary organization for the day The people whom applied for
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