Since lower-class families did not have the resources to entertain potential suitors in their home, many couples began leaving the house to spend time together.Thus, the phrase "going out on a date" became popularized.A secret society dedicated to white supremacy in the United States, the Ku Klux Klan (KKK) has existed in various forms since it was first organized in Tennessee shortly after the end of the Civil War (1861-65). Griffith, a Kentucky native whose father had fought for the Confederacy, adapted Dixon's novels for his 1915 silent screen epic, The Birth of a Nation, which solidified the emerging image of the Klan as a noble organization that had saved the post–Civil War South from the tyranny and corruption of southern blacks and northern Republicans.
Walker, who served two terms as governor, from 1923 to 1927, was closely associated with the Klan, as were several members of his administration and a number of state legislators.
The world of dating in America has changed dramatically over the last century.
Some may argue that in today's society, it is nonexistent and has been replaced by what many young people refer to as "hooking up." With the advent of new technologies (e.g., cell phones, instant messaging, video chatting, etc.) and the changing definitions of traditional dating and families, "dating" has become a more open and self-interpreted institution over the century.
Long before any other Georgia journalist did so, Harris reported regularly on Klan violence and exposed the public officials who were Klan members, winning a 1926 Pulitzer Prize for his efforts.
At the very height of its political influence, however, the second Klan entered a period of steep decline caused by internal feuding, scandals, increased activism by opponents, and the fading of the group's romantic image.