The Klu Klux Kla — Its 1800’s Rise and Fall

THINK

  • The Force Bill in 1871 put the Klan and their efforts to a halt until the 20th century.
  • The Force Bill in 1871 completely eradicated the Klan without any revival.
  • The Force Bill in 1871 stopped most of the Klan’s activities but was unable to completely eradicate the Klan.
  • The Force Bill in 1871 had little to no effect on the Klan whatsoever.
  • A rise of African American children in schools which began to worry White parents.
  • The rise of the Civil Rights Movement worried white southerners and as result many men began joining the Klan.
  • A brawl between African Americans and white southerners during a protest started by the African Americans to put an end to Jim Crow laws.
  • A quarrel between whites and black ex-soldiers which erupted into a full-fledged riot in Memphis, Tennessee.
  • The Election of 1876
  • The Compromise of 1877
  • The financial panic of 1873
  • The building of the transcendental railroads
  • Prevent former slaves from exercising their rights
  • Prevent immigration from Europe
  • Discourage women’s suffrage
  • Eliminate sharecropping

WRITING AND DISCUSSION

  1. How big a threat is the KKK in the U.S. today?
  2. Has the KKK had any lasting political impact?
  3. Is the KKK a movement mostly in the rural South?
  4. Why do you think KKK members wear white hoods and burn crosses?
  5. Has the KKK always functioned as a violent terrorist group?
  6. Should the KKK be allowed to place a cross on an state-house plaza during the holiday season?

APUSH KEY CONCEPTS

SOURCES

YOUR TURN ACTIVITY

  • TheK Klux Klan in the 1900's
  • The Klu Klux Klan in the 1920's
  • The Klu Klux Klan in California

ADEMIC HONESTY STATEMENT

  • Anessa Lee
  • Kyle Chen
  • Liam Rothschild

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High school APUSH teacher with much in-class and online teaching experience. Also a blogger, keynote speaker, editor, podcast host, and conference presenter.

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High school APUSH teacher with much in-class and online teaching experience. Also a blogger, keynote speaker, editor, podcast host, and conference presenter.

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