Originally Posted by gpamp
I'm pretty sure there wasn't much politics going on amongst the KKK. in 1866, they were really just a terrorist group formed by the Confederates. If they WERE Democrats, I'm pretty sure a Democrat was quite different in 1866.
Plus, they tend to support Republicans.
research this and get back to me
here is my research,
The Republican party was formed out of the fight against slavery in 1864 spawn by the Kansas-Nebraska act of 1864.
Democrats voted against each of these.
Emancipation Proclamation 1866 Civil Rights Bill
Civil Rights Act 1866
Reconstruction Act of 1867
Freedman Bureau Extension Act of 1866
Enforcement Act of 1870
Force Act of 1871
Ku Klux Klan Act of 1871
Civil Rights Act of 1875
Civil Rights Act of 1957
Civil Rights Act of 1960
Thirteenth Amendment prohibiting slavery
Fourteenth Amendment guaranteeing equal protection
Fifteenth Amendment guaranteeing voting rights.
1964 Civil Rights Act
1965 Voting Rights Act
literacy tests to keep nonwhites from voting
internment of Japanese-American citizens (or Italians or Germans) during World War II
Chinese exclusion acts and licensing requirements that discriminated against non-white businesses and tradesmen.
From the Signing of the Constitution in 1787 to the Civil Rights movement of 1960's, Congressional records show the Democrat Party passed no laws to help Blacks.
Democratic Party formed many terrorist organizations like the Ku Klux Klan to murder and intimidate African Americans voters
it was three white Republicans that opposed the Democrat's racist practices who started the NAACP.