Background/ Type of terrorism Throughout the United States of America, terrorism is and has been one of the biggest issues in todays society.
Whether it is state, dissident, religious or international, all these acts of crime have had a vast impact on American culture. Although most people look at terrorist as being foreigners who may have hate against Americans, domestic terrorism states otherwise. Domestic terrorism are attacks carried out by a United States citizen or United States permanent resident. Some of the most common terrorist groups are known as the Army of god, Alpha 66 and Omega 7, Black liberation Army, etc. But the most common domestic terrorist group in the United States is the Ku Klux Klan.
The Ku Klux Klan is a white supremist right wing extremist organization that most may refer to as the KKK. Each group developed during different times in history. The first group was founded after the civil war and lasted until the 1870’s in the south. This specific group sought to overthrow the republican state government. The second group was founded in 1915, and flourished throughout the Midwest and west. The third group emerged in the 1950’s, this specific group focused on attacking civil rights groups and activist through violence and murder.
The KKK used domestic terrorism against the federal government at the end of the civil war during reconstruction. They used violence, threats, arson and even murder to further their white supremist agenda.