This essay is talks about the Ku Klux Klan and all their beliefs. It also states their most significant crimes and also tells about the fall of the KKK.

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The Ku Klux Klan

The Ku Klux Klan is a White Supremacist Group. The first Ku Klux Klan group,

developed in the winter of 1865 to 1866 in Pulsaki, Tennessee. The groups

original name was kuklos which means circle. The Ku Klux Klan started off as

just something to do to cure their boredom with practical jokes as their

activities. Although a popular theory about how the Ku Klux Klan that it was

through the American Civil War but the theory I have suggested makes much more

sense I believe. During the night, they would dress up like ghosts to disguise

themselves. They then began to focus on racism and at that time Nathan Bedford

Forest became the first leader of the group (Imperial Wizard). They killed a

great number of African Americans and wanted to make America, an All American

Country because they believed blacks were inferior to American White Protestant

Males which was the only type of people allowed to join.

They also do not like

Roman Catholics, Gay people, Jews or anybody considered to be an outsider. They

also believe White Woman are inferior. So they targeted these people that they

had such hatred for by burning wooden crosses to frighten them and giving

warnings and threats to leave town immediately. They resented the rise of

former slaves. Slaves were usually black so that is the reason why they did not

like the rise of them.


The Ku Klux Klan believes that every American White Protestant female should

only be allowed to marry an American White Protestant male and that there should

no mixed ethnic minorities and no mixed religions in the family. They also say

blacks are more likely to commit crime and they also say that Hispanic crime is

high, but I believe they...