Happy Thursday everyone:

We are ending our examination today of the hate group Ku Klux Klan by tackling document analysis. Below is a historic Ku Klux Klan application that was used to recruit members throughout the United States (Bakersfield included). Applications like this would be sent after a friend or family member would recommend a person to the KKK as being sympathetic to their cause.

Analyzing the primary source below, you will notice that question 12 asks if the applicant believes in “the principles of pure americanism”. Using the other questions in the document as a guide, build a theory of the prejudices the KKK implies with the phrase “pure americanism’. What are they specifically looking for in their members? Comment below which questions in the document are most likely to be important to the hate group.

 

Have a great day everyone and stay safe.