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Ch. 7 Vocab Terms

Isses of the Gilded Age 1977-1990

1. Jim Crow Laws Kepts blacks and whites segregated, or apart
2. Poll Tax Required voters to pay a tax to vote
3. Litercay Tests Readung and writing tests formerly used in some southern states to prevent African Americans from voting
4. Grandfather Clause Allowed a person to vote as long ashis ancestors had voted prior to 1866
5. Las Gorras Blancas Targeted the property of large ranch owners by cutting holes in barbed-wire fences and burning houses
6. Spoils System Practice of the poltical party in power giving jobs and appointments to its supporters rather than to people based on their qualifications
7. Civil Service System that includes federal jobs in the executive branch
8. Pendleton Civil Service Act Established a Civil Service Commission which wrote a civil service exam
9. Gold Standard Policy of designating monetaey units in terms of their value in gold
10. Grange Farmers' organization formed after the Civil War
11. Popilist Party People's party; political party formed in 1891 to advocate a larger money supply and other economic reforms
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