Extension of Ku Klux Act
Speech of Hon. Daniel D. Pratt, of Indiana, Delivered in the Senate of the United StatesBook - 1872
The Civil Rights Act of 1871, Force Act of 1871, Ku Klux Force Act, Ku Klux Klan Act, Third Enforcement Act, or Third Ku Klux Klan Act was an act that empowered the President to suspend the writ of habeas corpus to combat the Ku Klux Klan (KKK) and other white supremacy organizations during the Reconstruction Era. The act was passed by the 42nd United States Congress during the Reconstruction Era and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant on April 20, 1871. The act was the last of three Enforcement Acts passed by the United States Congress from 1870 to 1871 during theReconstruction Era to combat attacks upon the suffrage rights of African Americans.
Publisher: Washington DC : F. & J. Rives & Geo. A. Bailey, 1872.
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