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Kkk Power Point

  1. 1. The Ku Klux Klan
  2. 2. This PowerPoint was created by: Tori Waters and Nikki Gustafson
  3. 4. Creation <ul><li>The second Klan rose in response to the migration of European immigrants and The Great Migration of African Americans in 1915. </li></ul><ul><li>Modeled after the first Ku Klux Klan (1866). </li></ul>
  4. 5. William Joseph Simmons <ul><li>Founded the 2 nd Ku Klux Klan in 1915. </li></ul><ul><li>Under his lead, the KKK promoted a new program called Americanism. </li></ul><ul><li>Was said to have introduced cross burning. </li></ul>
  5. 6. Members <ul><li>Most Klansmen were: </li></ul><ul><li>Lower-middle class </li></ul><ul><li>White </li></ul><ul><li>Male </li></ul><ul><li>Trying to protect their jobs and housing from newcomers and immigrants and foreigners. </li></ul>
  6. 8. Beliefs Anti-Racial Anti-Immigrant Anti-Catholic Anti-Semetic
  7. 10. Activities <ul><li>Cross burning- which symbolized white supremacy. </li></ul><ul><li>Lynched and murdered black soldiers returning from world war 1. </li></ul><ul><li>416 African Americans were killed. </li></ul><ul><li>In Ocoee, Orange County in 1921 the Klan attacked killing 8 residents and burning 25 black homes, two churches and a fraternal lodge. </li></ul>
  8. 11. Activities… cont. <ul><li>Torched an African American school in Rhode Island. </li></ul><ul><li>Klan Leaders urged members to disrupted the CIO, which was open to African Americans. </li></ul><ul><li>Bombed black houses in College Hills, Alabama </li></ul><ul><li>Engaged in violent opposition to the civil rights movement. </li></ul>
  9. 13. Political Influence <ul><li>Klan took secretly over the City Council in Anaheim, CA </li></ul><ul><li>In New York City, defeated a Democratic Party platform plank which would have hurt the Klan at the 1924 Democratic Convention </li></ul><ul><li>By 1925, the Klansmen worked for political and social reform in Alabama </li></ul>
  10. 15. Extra Info <ul><li>The second KKK had over 4 million members at its peak. </li></ul><ul><li>They supported prohibition, members of the Klan and prohibition groups over lapped and coordinated activities. </li></ul><ul><li>Klan membership compromised members 20% of the adult white male population in many broad geographic areas (40% in some areas). </li></ul>
  11. 17. The End of the 2 nd KKK <ul><li>In 1944, the Klan disbanded </li></ul>
  12. 18. The End

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