Who Started the Ku Klux Klan?

The first Klan was founded by some Tennessee veterans of the Confederate army in the year 1865. Their purpose was to restore white supremacy following the American Civil War. The second Klan was founded in 1915 in reaction to the great migrations in the north of Europeans and southern blacks and whites. The U.S. Government classifies the Klan as a hate group organization. You can find more information here: