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Why was the KKK revived?: Started during Reconstruction at the end of the Civil War, the Klan quickly mobilized as a vigilante group to intimidate Southern blacks, and any white people who would help them and prevent them from enjoying basic civil rights. The KKK was revived in 1915, because people were afraid during world war one, The Klan arose a third time during the 1960s to oppose the civil rights movement and to preserve segregation in the face of unfavorable court rulings. The Klan's bombings, murders and other attacks took many lives. The new kkk grew rapidally and had more than 4 million members jonied.

Who did the KKK target?: Although black Americans have been the Klan's primary target, theyalso attacked Jews, immigrants, gays and lesbians and Catholics.The Klan has typically seen itself as a Christian organization, although in modern times Klan groups are motivated by a variety of theological and political ideologies.

How did the KKK increase membership?: Klansmen were responsible for recruiting ten people to vote for Klan candidates in elections. Klan succeeded in engineering the elections of officials from coast to coast, even mayors of portland, Maine and Oregon. Placed enough Klansmen in positions of power to effectively control the state government. The KKK's presence was felt across the country.

Ku Klux Klan - A Secret Historyhttp://youtu.be/YLN7PBIdRsM

KKK in the 1920shttp://youtu.be/gQJX8v0sC3Q

Significance of the KKK: KKK was significant 1920s because many people joined the KKK , they Klan was rigging elections in the 1920s. Through the elections the KKK gained a lot of power in many states.



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