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Fifty years after the top of the Civil conflict, William Joseph Simmons, a failed Methodist minister, shaped a fraternal order that he known as The Knights of the Ku Klux Klan. prepared basically 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,” help 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, considered one of America’s strongest social and political companies.
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