jan 1, 1870 - Enforcement Acts
In 1870 and 1871, Congress passed three Enforcement Acts that safeguarded the rights of African Americans to vote, hold office, serve on juries and receive equal protection under the law. These acts, also known as the “Ku Klux Klan Acts,” targeted the Klan for acting murderously to prevent African Americans from exercising their rights as citizens.
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Ku Klux Klan
Timeline for the conflict and comprises of the Ku Klux Klan.