The Klansman’s Manual A report by: John Bankert
Background <ul><li>Mid 1800’s; </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Klan was in first phase with strong violence towards the “punishment”...
Background, cont <ul><li>Recruitment became encouraged and widespread </li></ul><ul><li>By the time of the manual, up to 9...
The KKK <ul><li>The KKK has been notoriously racist and violent. </li></ul><ul><li>At the time, William Simmons was the Im...
The Manual <ul><li>In the form of a constitution </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Articles, sections, law and punishment, etc. </li><...
Purpose <ul><li>Patriotic </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Created a dictatorship to benefit America </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>...
Structure <ul><li>Military </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Accomplishes dictatorship and a violent mindset </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Re...
Values <ul><li>White supremacy </li></ul><ul><li>Better humankind </li></ul><ul><li>Charity </li></ul><ul><li>Brotherhood ...
Crime <ul><li>Divided into two sections; major and minor </li></ul><ul><li>Major </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Treason </li></ul><...
Minor Crimes <ul><li>Drunkenness </li></ul><ul><li>Profanity </li></ul><ul><li>Un-Klansmen like conduct </li></ul><ul><li>...
Alternative Motive <ul><li>Distract from the ultimate brutality </li></ul><ul><ul><li>No direct exclamation of violence to...
Motive, cont <ul><li>Obey </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Part of the crimes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Part of the “Oath of Allegia...
Overall thoughts and opinions/ How did it make you feel? <ul><li>This manual was very illusive about its motives </li></ul...
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The Klansman’S Manual

  1. 1. The Klansman’s Manual A report by: John Bankert
  2. 2. Background <ul><li>Mid 1800’s; </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Klan was in first phase with strong violence towards the “punishment” of blacks and criminals </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Weakened by counterattacks </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Revival </li></ul><ul><ul><li>1915 William Simmons began a revival. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Started with 90, moved to thousands by 1919 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Dues paid his wages </li></ul></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Background, cont <ul><li>Recruitment became encouraged and widespread </li></ul><ul><li>By the time of the manual, up to 9,000,000 members </li></ul>
  4. 4. The KKK <ul><li>The KKK has been notoriously racist and violent. </li></ul><ul><li>At the time, William Simmons was the Imperial Wizard of the KKK </li></ul>
  5. 5. The Manual <ul><li>In the form of a constitution </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Articles, sections, law and punishment, etc. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Different elements </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Purpose </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Structure </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Values </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Crimes </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Purpose <ul><li>Patriotic </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Created a dictatorship to benefit America </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Brotherhood </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Creates a supportive mentality (we accept you) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Social </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Again, supportive, and giving the illusion of having a group </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Racial </li></ul><ul><ul><li>To further and protect white-supremacy </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Structure <ul><li>Military </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Accomplishes dictatorship and a violent mindset </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Replaces military labels with Klan labels </li></ul><ul><li>“ Imperial Wizard” (William Simmonds) is the leader </li></ul><ul><li>States that all members of brotherhood are devoted to the Imperial Wizard </li></ul>
  8. 8. Values <ul><li>White supremacy </li></ul><ul><li>Better humankind </li></ul><ul><li>Charity </li></ul><ul><li>Brotherhood among the supreme </li></ul><ul><li>Protect America and here constitution </li></ul><ul><li>Loyalty to the Klan </li></ul><ul><li>Secrecy of the Klan </li></ul>
  9. 9. Crime <ul><li>Divided into two sections; major and minor </li></ul><ul><li>Major </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Treason </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Disloyalty </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sharing the blood of the inferior </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Harming the chastity of woman </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Repeated minor offenses </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Minor Crimes <ul><li>Drunkenness </li></ul><ul><li>Profanity </li></ul><ul><li>Un-Klansmen like conduct </li></ul><ul><li>Refusal to obey, respond, or surrender credentials </li></ul>
  11. 11. Alternative Motive <ul><li>Distract from the ultimate brutality </li></ul><ul><ul><li>No direct exclamation of violence towards race </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Prime for this brutality </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Military </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sacrifice for the Klan </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Destroy” any threat </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. Motive, cont <ul><li>Obey </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Part of the crimes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Part of the “Oath of Allegiance” </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Secrecy </li></ul><ul><li>Create dictatorship </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Denounce democracy without reason </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Promise a better life with the Klan’s dictator government without stating how </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. Overall thoughts and opinions/ How did it make you feel? <ul><li>This manual was very illusive about its motives </li></ul><ul><li>Appeals to those wanting to belong as well as those who support America (everyone in America) </li></ul><ul><li>The writers were intelligent be delusional </li></ul><ul><li>Cult-like </li></ul>

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