The Commonwealth of Virginia is an east coast state in the south, and was one of the first thirteen colonies. As a Confederate state during the Civil War, it was subject to reorganizing under Reconstruction, which was resisted by vigilante groups like the Ku Klux Klan, which was founded in Tennessee, but quickly spread throughout the south and midwest. The second Klan group was broader in its hatred, targeting immigrants and Catholics, as well as nonwhites. It was also more politically minded: In Virginia, it joined with several other ...

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