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Using the sources, explain why so many white Americans supported the KKK in the 1920s.
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David Southwell 29/5/01
1) Using the sources, explain why so many white Americans supported the KKK in the 1920s. 
The Ku Klux Klan was a secret terrorist organisation that originated in the southern states of the United States of America and was also known as the Invisible Empire. It came into existence after the Civil War in America around 1860. During this period many white people had lost the right to vote which left "illiterate" blacks the bulk of the voting population which many members of the Ku Klux Klan, (if not all) believed it led to a large rise in crime and corruption against White Southerners. The Klan was formed to restore the white government of the South back to the Southern people. Woodrow Wilson said, " It saved civilisation on this continent." But the Klan did fade away from the 1870 until about 1920 were its popularity was at its height as the Klan had most support then. By 1920 the Klan was anti-black, anti-Catholic and anti-Jewish. It also had hatred for other religious groups who were different from its own religion and those who had different ideals from their own.
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