The Democrat Party did everything in its power to keep slavery alive in the United States and to deny blacks their Constitutional rights.
The Ku Klux Klan was formed as an arm of the Democrat Party to breakdown the Republican government and to pave the way for Democrats to regain control in the elections.
“We intend to continue to vote so long as the government gives us the right and necessary protection; and I know that right accorded to us now will never be withheld in the future if left to the Republican Party.” Joseph Haynes Rainey, (R-SC)
In 1865 Republicans passed the 13th Amendment forbidding slavery; in 1868 Republicans passed the 14th Amendment making blacks born in the United States American citizens, and in 1870 Republicans passed the 15th Amendment giving blacks voting rights. Only 19 of 82 northern Democrats voted to end slavery, and not one Democrat voted for the 14th or 15th amendments.