Like Opposition to the Philippine-American War, this assessment gauges students’ ability to reason about how evidence supports a historical argument. Students must explain how an 1872 editorial describing the organization of the Ku Klux Klan and a testimony given before Congress describing Klan intimidation both support the conclusion that Americans were concerned about the Klan in the 1870s.
The KKK in the 1870s Assessment
The KKK in the 1870s Rubric
"The Ku-Klux Organization" - Library of Congress
Sarah Allen's testimony to the special committee