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Fifty years after the top of the Civil battle, William Joseph Simmons, a failed Methodist minister, shaped a fraternal order that he referred to as The Knights of the Ku Klux Klan. prepared essentially a money-making scheme, it shared little yet its identify with the Ku Klux Klan of the Reconstruction period. With its avowed creed of “One Hundred percentage Americanism,” aid of Protestant Christian values, white supremacy, and the rejection of all issues international, this new Klan grew to become, for a quick time period within the mid-1920s, one in every of America’s strongest social and political corporations.
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