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Chapter 7 Vocabulary

Jim Crow Laws kept blacks and whites segregated or apart
Poll tax required voters to pay a tax to vote
Literacy tests to test if you can read and write
grandfather clauses allowed a person to vote as long as his ancestors had not vote prior to 1866
Spoils System practice of the political party in power giving jobs and appointmentsto its supporters, rather than to people based on their qualifications
Civil Service a system that includes federal jobs in the executive branch
Pendleton Civil Service Act 1883 Established a Civil Service Commission which wrote a civil service exam
Gold Standard Policy of designating monetary units in term of their value of gold
Grange farmers' organization formed after the Civil War
Las Gorras Blancas a group that targeted the property of large ranch owners by cutting holes in barbed wire fences and burning houses
Populist Party Peoples Party; political party formed in 1891 to advocate a larger money supply and other enconomic reforms
Created by: sarabelle1095