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Tennessee (Tennessee, United States) (search for this): entry ku-klux-klan
Ku-klux Klan, A political organization founded, it is generally admitted, in the State of Tennessee about the beginning of the year 1868. From the month of January to May it spread so rapidly all over the Southern States that, according to some of the best authorities, by the middle of the year the organization numbered no fewer than 500,000 men. The objects of the Klan were to oppose the enforcement of the reconstruction acts and the elevation and education of the colored race in the South, to prevent colored men from exercising the right of suffrage, to maintain the rule of the Bourbon whites in the South, and to prevent the immigration of whites into the South from the North and the introduction of Northern industries; and all this was for the alleged purpose of redeeming the South. The organization was divided into districts in each of the Southern States; at the head of each division or district was a grand officer, who, with numerous assistants, was given power to appoint
United States (United States) (search for this): entry ku-klux-klan
e and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, that any persoation ; and the other remedial laws of the United States which are in their nature applicable in sursons within any State or Territory of the United States shall conspire together to overthrow, or t to destroy by force the government of the United States, of to levy war against the United States,, or delay the execution of any law of the United States, or by force to seize, take or possess any property of the United States, contrary to the authority thereof, or by force, intimidation, or th with intent to deny to any citizen of the United States the due and equal protection of the laws, any right or privilege of a citizen of the United States, the person so injured or deprived of suchtuted authorities of such State and of the United States within such State, or when the constitutedt shall be lawful for the President of the United States, when in his judgment the public safety sh[24 more...]
South Carolina (South Carolina, United States) (search for this): entry ku-klux-klan
ng herein contained shall be construed to supersede or repeal any former act or law, except so far as the same may be repugnant thereto; and any offences heretofore committed against the tenor of any former act shall be prosecuted, and any proceeding already commenced for the prosecution thereof shall be continued and completed, the same as if this act had not been passed, except so far as the provisions of this act may go to sustain and validate such proceedings. Approved, April 20, 1871. In October following President Grant issued a proclamation calling on the members of illegal associations in nine counties in South Carolina to disperse and surrender their arms and disguises within five days. Five days afterwards another proclamation was issued suspending the privileges of the writ of Habeas corpus in the counties named. Over 200 persons were arrested within a few days, and the organization of the Ku-klux Klan was practically overthrown by the middle of the following January.
g herein contained shall be construed to supersede or repeal any former act or law, except so far as the same may be repugnant thereto; and any offences heretofore committed against the tenor of any former act shall be prosecuted, and any proceeding already commenced for the prosecution thereof shall be continued and completed, the same as if this act had not been passed, except so far as the provisions of this act may go to sustain and validate such proceedings. Approved, April 20, 1871. In October following President Grant issued a proclamation calling on the members of illegal associations in nine counties in South Carolina to disperse and surrender their arms and disguises within five days. Five days afterwards another proclamation was issued suspending the privileges of the writ of Habeas corpus in the counties named. Over 200 persons were arrested within a few days, and the organization of the Ku-klux Klan was practically overthrown by the middle of the following January.
nt for present emergencies is not clear. Therefore, I urgently recommend such legislation as in the judgment of Congress shall effectually secure life. liberty, and property, and the enforcement of law in all parts of the United States. It may be expedient to provide that such law as shall be passed in pursuance of this recommendation shall expire at the end of the next session of Congress. There is no other subject on which T would recommend legislation during the present session. U. S. Grant. The result of the investigations was the passage by Congress of an act entitled An act to enforce the provisions of the Fourteenth Amendment of the Constitution of the United States, and for other purposes, popularly known as the Force bill, which was approved by the President April 20. This act was as follows: Force bill of 1871.—Be it enacted, by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, that any person who under color of any l
Ulysses S. Grant (search for this): entry ku-klux-klan
ppeared, nor will any ever be able, to depict the horrors of the midnight warfare upon weak and helpless negroes and their families, the outrages by men in ghostly disguises, the homes destroyed, and the general terror spread over the Southern States where colored people were most thickly settled. The actions of the Ku-klux Klan in the South were made the subject of heated debates in Congress, and on March 21, 1871, a joint investigating committee was appointed. Two days afterwards, President Grant sent the following message to both Houses: To the Senate and House of Representatives: A condition of affairs now exists in some of the States of the Union rendering life and property insecure, and the carrying of the mails and the collection of the revenue dangerous. The proof that such a condition of affairs exists in some localities is now before the Senate. That the power to correct these evils is beyond the control of the Senate authorities. I do not doubt: that the po
April 20th, 1871 AD (search for this): entry ku-klux-klan
That nothing herein contained shall be construed to supersede or repeal any former act or law, except so far as the same may be repugnant thereto; and any offences heretofore committed against the tenor of any former act shall be prosecuted, and any proceeding already commenced for the prosecution thereof shall be continued and completed, the same as if this act had not been passed, except so far as the provisions of this act may go to sustain and validate such proceedings. Approved, April 20, 1871. In October following President Grant issued a proclamation calling on the members of illegal associations in nine counties in South Carolina to disperse and surrender their arms and disguises within five days. Five days afterwards another proclamation was issued suspending the privileges of the writ of Habeas corpus in the counties named. Over 200 persons were arrested within a few days, and the organization of the Ku-klux Klan was practically overthrown by the middle of the followi
March 21st, 1871 AD (search for this): entry ku-klux-klan
ght to light by the congressional investigation instituted, but no chronicle has yet appeared, nor will any ever be able, to depict the horrors of the midnight warfare upon weak and helpless negroes and their families, the outrages by men in ghostly disguises, the homes destroyed, and the general terror spread over the Southern States where colored people were most thickly settled. The actions of the Ku-klux Klan in the South were made the subject of heated debates in Congress, and on March 21, 1871, a joint investigating committee was appointed. Two days afterwards, President Grant sent the following message to both Houses: To the Senate and House of Representatives: A condition of affairs now exists in some of the States of the Union rendering life and property insecure, and the carrying of the mails and the collection of the revenue dangerous. The proof that such a condition of affairs exists in some localities is now before the Senate. That the power to correct thes
Ku-klux Klan, A political organization founded, it is generally admitted, in the State of Tennessee about the beginning of the year 1868. From the month of January to May it spread so rapidly all over the Southern States that, according to some of the best authorities, by the middle of the year the organization numbered no fewer than 500,000 men. The objects of the Klan were to oppose the enforcement of the reconstruction acts and the elevation and education of the colored race in the SoIn October following President Grant issued a proclamation calling on the members of illegal associations in nine counties in South Carolina to disperse and surrender their arms and disguises within five days. Five days afterwards another proclamation was issued suspending the privileges of the writ of Habeas corpus in the counties named. Over 200 persons were arrested within a few days, and the organization of the Ku-klux Klan was practically overthrown by the middle of the following January.
l be passed in pursuance of this recommendation shall expire at the end of the next session of Congress. There is no other subject on which T would recommend legislation during the present session. U. S. Grant. The result of the investigations was the passage by Congress of an act entitled An act to enforce the provisions of the Fourteenth Amendment of the Constitution of the United States, and for other purposes, popularly known as the Force bill, which was approved by the President April 20. This act was as follows: Force bill of 1871.—Be it enacted, by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, that any person who under color of any law, statute, ordinance, regulation, custom, or usage of any State, shall subject, or cause to be subjected, any person within the jurisdiction of the United States to the deprivation of any privileges or immunities secured by the Constitution of the United States, shall, any such law, statut
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