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RISE OF THE KKK AS MINORITIES BEGAN TO SEE SOME ACCEPTANCE AND PROGRESS ACROSS THE NATION, THOSE OPPOSING THE MINORITIES BEGAN TO REORGANIZE AND PROTEST.
KKK MEMBERSHIP All across the country, new members joined the Kl Klux Klan during the 1920 s. Their anger and discrimination was not only against blacks, but also against the rise of immigrants from Asia and Catholicdominant nations of Europe. The South and Southwest regions of the United States were most populated with KKK members, but membership was seen everywhere.
LOCATIONS OF THE KKK The rise of KKK membership started in rural Southern areas, where blacks were reaching for more power and equality in the white regions. However, as competition for jobs increased in the industrial cities, so did Klan attendance. Klan membership was on the rise in every state, and even more popular after the film, Birth of a Nation, glorified the movement. In a march on Washington, D. C. in 1928, white robes filled the streets of the nation’s capital.
METHODS OF THE KKK Protest was not the only action taken by the KKK across the nation. Many instances of violence took place against blacks, Catholics, Japanese, Jews, and even whites who supported the more liberal ideas of the 1920 s. Klan members tarred and feathered their victims, as well as burning crosses to make their point in protest. More significantly, a significant rise in the number of lynchings across the country took place, leaving a trail of blood across the country at the hands of the KKK. .
VICTIMS OF THE KKK According to the KKK, their goal was to create and maintain a pure American nation with good democratic citizens. In their views, any non-white, non-Protestant, non-traditional human was not welcome in the United States. And as new groups continued to enter the country and compete for the new American jobs, the hatred anger of the KKK only deepened.